In Pictures: Design to Sell 2018
A chance to pick up one-of-a-kind creations from local emerging creatives, this year’s theme was 80’s retro with Pacman characters chasing ghosts across the walls and ‘guess the crisp’ Ceefax quizzes!
The annual event, now in its 21st year, is a collaborative project involving students from our range of Extended Diplomas hosting a public exhibition and pop-up shop where students can sell their work and gain valuable market exposure, as entrepreneurs and professional practitioners. Each year offers a range of items for sale, from printed tote bags and t-shirts to handmade jewellery and decorations.
Highlights of this year’s show included colourful ceramics and prints from Ella Jones, slogan tees by Molly Hussey, speakers disguised as wooden logs and fashion brand Dunce - think 90’s Clueless vibes with red pleather berets and chain accessories.
As an enterprise, Design to Sell gives students the opportunity to develop as independent designer-makers, creating high-quality handmade products for paying customers, as well as gaining commercial experience and acquiring transferable skills with a live understanding of creative industry.
Photos by Luke Frost, BA (Hons) Commercial Photography for Fashion, Advertising & Editorial