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Google marks start of Commonwealth Games with a design by DJCAD graduate

Google Doodle by Ciaran Murphy

Google's latest 'Google Doodle' marks the opening of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. The artwork, which features a range of athletes in motion, was designed by DJCAD graduate Ciaran Murphy. Ciaran graduated from DJCAD's Animation course at the University of Dundee in 2010 and has been based in Edinburgh for the last two years. The commission from Google came as a shock to Ciaran who received an email from them asking if he would be interested in submitting a design for the doodle. They had seen his portfolio on a website and wanted to see how he could apply his style to a Google Doodle.  Ciaran...

Applications invited for fully funded PhD studentships at DJCAD

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Applications are invited for three fully funded EPSRC PhD studentships at DJCAD, University of Dundee. Digital Jewellery, Co-creativity and Sense of Self This PhD project will qualitatively investigate the potential of co-creative design methods to engage participants in the research process in new ways, and develop new forms of digital jewellery to support a participant’s sense of self. ...

Studio Jamming

Studio Jamming

A fortnight into the ‘Studio Jamming: Artists’ Collaborations in Scotland’ exhibition at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (DJCAD), attention has turned to the 12-hour Jamming Symposium that will bring the series to a close later this month. The major new exhibition at the Cooper Gallery takes its cue from the live improvised excitement of musical jamming to celebrate artists’ collaborations. Artists and writers who have taken part in ‘Studio Jamming’ will come together with speakers and members of the public on Friday, 25th July for the marathon event jammed wi...

DJCAD students’ work on transatlantic journey for exhibition

USA exhibition

Seventeen students and graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) are showcasing their work on the international stage at a group exhibition in the United States. The group, from the MFA Art & Humanities programme at DJCAD, part of the University of Dundee, have contributed work for the ‘Trans-send’ exhibition at Towson University in Maryland. The show takes place from 8th July – 9th August in conjunction with a city-wide Arts festival in neighbouring Baltimore. The DJCAD contingent has mainly contributed work on paper, with a few additional pieces in digit...

DJCAD graduates celebrating exhibition successes

Rebecca McGill at New Designers 2014

The exhibition season for young designers is proving a happy hunting ground for graduates from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, who have picked up seven major awards at the New Designers and D&AD New Blood events in London. Exhibitions such as these are visited by tens of thousands of people each year, including some of the important and influential figures in the design industry. This gives graduates the opportunity to develop contacts with trade professionals, potential employers and the media as well as having the chance to win awards, work placements and recognition. Graduates fro...