The Graduates 2017
The Graduates is our chance is showcase the most exciting students graduating from UK art and design courses, presenting a range of talented graphic designers, photographers, illustrators and more.
We’re back for a ninth year and to kick off our call for applications, we’ve got an array of advice articles and opinion pieces to tell you all you need to know about applying and to inspire you as you get to the final stages of your degree.
If you’re a student in the UK about to complete an art or design-related undergraduate course then we want to hear from you!
Once you’re free from the bubble of uni, the “real world” of the creative industry can seem daunting, and going it alone can be even more so. For many creatives, however, it’s the freedom they’ve been craving, a chance to finally show the world what they’re made of, and many establish a solid career having never stepped into a “normal” job.
As we open the call for entries for the 2017 edition of The Graduates, we caught up with three of the rising creative talents who made it into the The Graduates 2016 line-up from nearly 1,000 entries that we received last year, to find out what they’ve been getting up to in the year since they graduated.
Most creative courses have an assessment process that sets it apart from the other degrees. The name alone can strike fear into the hearts of the even the most experienced creative. The crit is a formative experience in education, or, without being too melodramatic, life and tales often emerge of the most bizarre interaction between students and tutors.
The annual graduate show season is a very exciting time for us at It’s Nice That. Each summer we try to visit as many graduates shows as possible to check out the bright young things who keep the industry churning.
You’ve done the work, but now you need to stand out from the crowd by presenting it in the best light. To help make the most of your assets, and avoid common mistakes, we spoke to creatives from top studios including Pentagram, ustwo, Wieden+Kennedy and Moving Brands to get their advice. Each of them has seen countless portfolios, and here they pass on their wisdom.