Students exhibit at D&AD New Blood 2019

08 July 2019

Recent graduates from BA (Hons) Animation, BA (Hons) Creative Advertising, BA (Hons) Graphic Design and BA (Hons) Illustration will take their work to London to take part in the D&AD New Blood festival from 11 – 13 July 2019.

The New Blood festival brings together emerging talent and industry professionals, with students from university courses around the UK exhibiting their work. This year Leeds Arts University students from Animation, Creative Advertising, Graphic Design and Illustration will have the opportunity to showcase their talent, network with industry and receive expert advice from those in the know.

The D&AD New Blood Awards will also be presented during the festival. These awards provide a platform for students and other new creatives to test their limits on real briefs, set by real clients with brand representatives and industry experts deciding which work will receive a coveted D&AD Pencil. Students and graduates from Leeds Arts University have been awarded four pencils for their creative responses to the briefs set this year.

Three second year Animation students students Ibtisam Rahman, Eleni Kramvi and Damian Jenorowski, were awarded a New Blood Pencil for their animation ‘The Perfect Present’ in response to a brief set by John Lewis & Partners.

Image: Still from 'The Perfect Present' by Ibtisam Rahman, Eleni Kramvi and Damian Jenorowski

Lorna Milligan, recent Graphic Design graduate has been awarded a D&AD New Blood Pencil for her Gift Experiences typeface, also created in response to the John Lewis & Partners brief.

Creative Advertising graduate Evan Gilsenan and second year student Charlotte Cunningham have won Pencils for their work in response to a brief set by mobile network provider giffgaff.

Pencil levels will be revealed at the D&AD New Blood Ceremony held on 11 July, as part of New Blood Festival 2019. The D&AD New Blood festival is held the Old Truman Brewery from 11 – 13 July. Find out more here.