Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Graduate Reflections

Lisa Wilson, recent graduate and winner of the Sheaffer Prize for Use of Language in Graphic Projects and the Daler Rowney Prize has been reflecting on her time as a student within the Visual Communication division:

Now that graduation is over I just wanted to say a huge, heartfelt 'thank you' for making my time at the University such a memorable and worthy one.

I've loved everything about the course (even Paul's singing) and have relished the chance to learn and explore some wonderful new skills that I'll use throughout my future career, wherever that leads!

I can only sing the praises of all the staff who've helped and supported me along the way.

Thank you for your kind words Lisa

Monday, 26 September 2016

Student Success - Made in The Middle for Craftspace Touring

The new Made in The Middle site for Craftspace Touring, based on designs by second year student Jeavan Tagger is now live and attracting much attention. The background to this live project can be found here and a link to the new site here. A big thank you to all students who participated in this live brief.

“We were delighted to be invited to work with Craftspace Touring on this website. Second year students on the Graphic Design course were asked to create a set of design proposals and working prototypes of their ideas for the site to include navigation,site maps and visual considerations. The students also worked alongside Visual Communication alumni and professional web designer Tom Mayman to realise the design making it what you see now. I’d like to express my thanks for the patience and confidence shown in our students by the Craftspace team. It was a fantastic opportunity and an absolute pleasure to work for and alongside fellow artists." Jeff Leak - Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Congratulations Graduates

Today has marked the culmination of three years hard work when Visual Communications class of 2016 graduated at the Grand Theatre Wolverhampton. Graduates, friends, family and guests gathered to celebrate the occasion and enthusiastically applaud all participants.

This year's special graduation awards were presented by Daler-Rowney, the Express and Star Newspaper, Sheaffer and the Cumberland Pencil Company. Rachel Smallman of Smallman Media, representing Sheaffer and the Cumberland Pencil Company was delighted to help award winners celebrate their success.

Marie Muzhuzha Recipient of The Sheaffer Prize for Outstanding Work on Live Commissions in Graphic Communications. Marie is pictured with Jessica Glaser, Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication.

Tom Crump Recipient of The Cumberland Pencil Company Award for Visualising.

Lisa Wilson Recipient of The Sheaffer Prize for Use of Language in Graphic Projects and Daler-Rowney Prize for Excellence in Graphic Communication. Lisa is pictured with Rachel Smallman of Smallman Media.

Congratulations to all new graduates and best wishes for the future from all Visual communication Staff

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Graduate Success - Andreas Olymbios

Andreas Olympias is a Visual Communications graduate who has achieved an honours degree at the University of Wolverhampton and a Masters degree too.

Andreas is now working as a designer for the Football Association

"Since January 2015 I’m working as a graphic designer for The Football Association (Wembley Stadium London) working with some of the most talented individuals in the industry. Being part of The FA’s design studio gives me the opportunity to work on highly exposed projects for England national football team and The FA Cup (the oldest football tournament in the world) as well as all the other events and competitions supported by The FA and Wembley Stadium."

One of Andreas latest briefs is to create a logo appropriate for the FA's female talent pathway.

"My idea was to merge two geometric shapes in a dynamic way to reflect female football. The two selected shapes were the pyramid-triangle that represents the development diagram of England Girls Talent Pathway, and the circular football which is the sport's most easily recognizable icon."

To see more examples of Andreas design visit his Behance site here 

Friday, 2 September 2016

Visual Communication Awards 2016

The 2016 Visual Communication award winners have just been confirmed. During the graduation ceremony at The Grand Theatre in Wolverhampton prizes will be presented to:

Tom Crump
The Cumberland Pencil Company Award for Visualising

Marie Muzhuzha 
The Sheaffer Prize for Outstanding Work on Live Commissions in Graphic Communications

Lisa Wilson
The Sheaffer Prize for Use of Language in Graphic Projects

Ryan Mallen 
The Express & Star Award Awarded for Best Digital Editorial Design in Graphic Communication

David Bains
The Visual Communications Department Prize Award for Excellence in Visual Communications

Lisa Wilson 
Daler-Rowney Prize for Excellence in Graphic Communication An annual prize awarded by Daler Rowney Ltd

Congratulations to all of this years hard working and talented Visual Communication graduates and award winners. Many thanks must also go the generous sponsors of this years awards: Sheaffer, Daler-Rowney, The Express and Star and The Cumberland Pencil Company.

Thursday, 7 July 2016

University of Wolverhampton 96% Employability

Students at the University of Wolverhampton are among the most employable in the UK after a new report revealed more than ever are going into jobs or further study. The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey is a national annual survey of everyone who has recently graduated from university or HE college.

Each year universities, on behalf of the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), contact graduates six months after they have completed their studies to find out their employment status.

Overall, 96 per cent of students who graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2015 were in work or further study six months after they had left – impressively positioning the University in the UK and outperforming the UK average for all universities - This is a record high for Wolverhampton.

To find out more about employability at the University of Wolverhampton visit here

Monday, 27 June 2016

Congratulations to Daniel Unger

Many congratulations to Daniel Unger, who has been selected as one of the winners of the Mander Centre's City of Secrets competition. MA student, Daniel's designs will be used during the redevelopment work within the Mander Centre.
To see more of his designs visit here

Looking Forward to New Designers

New Designers Showreel from New Designers on Vimeo.

Visual Communication staff and students are busy preparing for New Designers, which is taking place at the Business Design Centre London, 6-9 July. New Designers is consistently the UK's most important exhibition of emerging design, showcasing the talent of 3,000 artists and designers and providing an essential conduit to UK creative industries.

Come visit and support Visual Communication students and staff at stand VC3

Thursday, 16 June 2016

Museum of Witchcraft posters week 2

The second poster design by Visual Communication students to be showcased by the Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall is by Mary Philips. Over the next seven weeks, visitors to the Museum and their blog will be asked to vote for their favourite design and the winning poster will go in to production and be sold in the Museum shop.
Congratulations Mary

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Level 4 Museum of Witchcraft posters go live

Encouraged by the research interests of Visual Communication Senior Lecturer, Dr Louise Fenton, Level 4 illustration students have created a series of posters for the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle, Cornwall. 

These designs are going on display over the summer and will be featured on the Museum's blog over the next 8 weeks. The first design to be showcased is by Ricky Bruce. Over the next eight weeks, visitors to the Museum and their blog will be asked to vote for their favourite design and the winning poster will go in to production and be sold in the Museum shop.

Congratulations Ricky.