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Department of Design Awards 2023

Department of Design Awards 2023

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.

Sam Merrick – Winner
Martha Wiles – Highly commended

Lily Beards
Louie Morris
Hannah Ryan
Yasmin Stuart

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.

Niamh Grimes – Winner
Lily Beards – Highly commended

Anna Billany
Emma Gregory
Anna Harrington
Chloe Johnson
Sam Merrick

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

Helen Haeussermann
El Lowther
Tom Radburn
Mia Thompson
Eve Schroeder
Lee Wilson

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.

Jake Cameron – Winner
Eva Fernandez – Highly commended
Mya Tsatsa – Highly commended

George Hartley
Daisy Mcclay
Martha Wiles

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.

Mumtaz Karim – Joint Winner
Eve Schroeder – Joint Winner

Carla Lisa Cachapela Da Silva
Rakasha Dressler
Cara Mulroy
Josie Mai Roberts

The winners were announced at the Private View on 9th June by Shelley McNulty, Head of Design.