Design Awards 2023
9 June 2023
Winners of student awards announced
The annual Department of Design Awards recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our final year undergraduate students. They seek to recognise and reward outstanding contributions to the discipline whilst evidencing impact into wider contexts of society, the profession or academia.
Design Breakthrough Award
An individual who has demonstrated design excellence through the inter-connected possibilities of design practice; challenging the norms of their specialism which has led to responses in new and unexpected directions.
Design Innovation Award
Projects which demonstrate exemplary innovation in craft, making or digital processes across any medium, such as drawing, typography, print, weave, digital modelling, film, physical artefacts and other means of communication or design development.
Design Futures Award
Projects which address the future design landscape, including post-Covid responses to political, economic and social shifts and challenges including the innovative use of design or rethinking of a familiar design practice with an unfamiliar purpose/outcome.
Libby Collar – Winner
El Lowther – Highly commended
Design Award For Community, Diversity & Inclusion
Projects which address design in the context of community including issues of social justice and equity, and fundamental human rights and dignity for all.
Design Contexts Award
A dissertation, essay, or alternative submission which demonstrates exemplary research and critical analysis of cultural and professional contexts in the field of design.
The winners were announced at the Private View on 9th June by Shelley McNulty, Head of Design.