16 Jul 2012

New Designers and the Outcome so Far

The recent event, New Designers is considered to be the UK’s most important graduate exhibition. Over 3,500 of the most talented newly graduated designers from across the nation came together making it an event  full of innovation and fresh thinking. I was extremely grateful and proud to be a part of this grandiose platform. 

CG Arts and Animation stand nearly won the Best Stand Prise, and received numerous compliments both from professionals and peers ( Thanks to Phil''s and Alan's genius idea for the Zoe trope-themed stand! ).




Among the very important professionals and company representatives', there were art editor, Johann Chan, and editor, Neil Bennett, from  Digital Arts magazine, UK's leading resource for creative professionals, both in print and online.


Me, together with Leo Tsang and Ruben Martins, were noticed by art editor of the Magazine, and shortly received invitation to be a part of showcase section for the next issue. These are the images I've added and  a list of answers .

The evil wolf, still from the Native American legend interpreting animation ‘The Wolves Within’ @ vimeo.com/35393272


Queen Vaiva, stills from ‘The Baltic Pixie’ @ vimeo.com/43819831


Mechanical bird-lantern, a still from animated short ‘Ivan The Bird’ @ vimeo.com/26064954

- What's your favourite tool and why?

I am spoilt for using pen tablet. It allows immediate creative idea translation without the trouble of dealing with physical materials.

- What techniques to do you use most and why?

When producing  something visually exciting within CG , you use a range of techniques of a whole studio: 
the production designer’s, modeller’s,  animator’s, director’s and so on.

- What (if any) computer packages do you use?

Photoshop, Maya, Mudbox, Premiere and Aftereffects.

- Who are your dream clients? 

My dream clients would trust me to work my magic and allow freedom from briefs.

Whats your dream job?

Positions of visual developer, character designer and eventually art director and director.

- What inspires you?

I’m  inspired by experiences therefore I am trying to visit different places with most interesting people. 

Again, many exciting contacts were made during the event, hopefully it won't be long for something to follow.


  1. Thanks, Jackie, for your company throughout the whole event :]