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Students win award for Degree Show project

Two recent graduates from the University of Dundee have won a competitive sports entrepreneurship competition that will help them to develop ideas they showcased at this year’s Art, Design & Architecture Degree show. Andrew O'Riordan and Jack Hinton have received £4000 each for winning the coveted Sports Innovation Challenge, run by Sporting Chance Initiative. The Product Design graduates will also receive in-kind support from a number of industry partners and a space in the business incubator at The Sport Hive, based at the University of Stirling Innovation Park. The pair had to pitch thei...

Morriston Hospital forensic artist to help facial rebuilds

Heather Goodrum, a forensic art graduate has become the first forensic artist in the UK to join a NHS hospital's facial reconstruction team. She will digitally-design and 3D print implants for patients needing mouth, jaw, head and neck surgery at Swansea's Morriston Hospital. Designed using patients' own CT scan images, they are anatomically accurate which makes them a better fit.   It is hoped the process will also save surgeons time as they will no longer have to shape implants by hand.   The skills Ms Goodrum uses are similar to those used to reconstruct an imag...

Designs on success for Dundee graphics graduates

Graphic design students from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design are celebrating after an award-winning weekend at some of the industry’s biggest events. Fourteen of the graduating group of final-year students were exhibiting at the D&AD (Design & Art Direction) New Blood Graduate Exhibition in London. Sam Packham received one of the coveted ‘Wooden Pencil Awards’ in the Hasbro-sponsored brief for his board game concept ‘Hate the Game – Not the Player’. Sian MacFarlane received a `Graphite Award’ and then captured one of only three `White Penc...

International Summer Experience

‌Students from the USA have travelled to Scotland to take part in Duncan of Jordanstone’s College of Art & Design International Summer Experience to enhance their skills and awareness in contemporary art practice. The students have taken part in field trips including Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow Museum of Modern Art and the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh and Dundee Contemporary Arts and the McManus Galleries in Dundee. They have also explored interdisciplinary art by figure drawing, printmaking, learning digital animation techniques as well as attending presentati...

DJCAD graduate among the Queen’s Birthday Honours list

Graduate and award winning designer and entrepreneur Lauren Currie has been awarded an OBE for services to British Design Industry Exports and to Diversity in Design in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for 2017. She graduated in product design in 2008 and went on to study a postgraduate in Design for Services at the University of Dundee. Since then, she co-founded Snook one of the UK's leading service design and social innovation agencies which uses design to make services better. Management Today named Lauren as one of the UK’s top 35 business women under 35. Also, she designed and led Hyper ...

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