The AOI at New Designers

The AOI will be returning to New Designers Part 2 this summer, taking place from 5–8 July.

New Designers is the UK’s leading exhibition for emerging design and takes place at the Business Design Centre in Islington, London. The show features the work of 3,000 emerging design graduates from almost 200 of the UK’s best creative design courses, including AOI member universitiessuch as Birmingham City University, Falmouth University, Norwich University of the Arts, UCA Farnham and the University of Portsmouth.


One illustrator to look out for this year is AOI member Ollie St Clair Terry, who has been working with Cambridge-based Calverley’s Brewery on a series of limited edition woodblock and lino prints. Ollie exhibited as a graduate during New Designers 2016 and he has since sold and licensed his artwork to various clients including Oasis Clothing and The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. He will be returning to the show this year as part of the New Designer’s One Year On selection; a curated showcase of the most exciting design talents in their first year of business.

Make sure to visit New Designers this year to see the best emerging illustration talent, as well attend the AOI talk on Friday 7 July; the AOI Membership Manager Lou Bones will be discussing how you can best move your career as an illustrator forward.

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