First prize for FdA/BA (Hons) Surface Design alumna

First prize for FdA/BA (Hons) Surface Design alumna

receiving prize

Seema Shah receives her prize from ACID’s Dids Macdonald

London College of Communication alumna Seema Shah, a graduate of FdA/BA (Hons) Surface Design, has won first prize in the Surface category in the New Design Britain section at the Interiors UK show, NEC Birmingham.

Seema’s work was seen alongside that of 506 international and UK exhibitors and judged by industry professionals and designers. The judges for the competition were winner of the first ever New Design Britain competition Rob Scarlett, Heals furniture buyer Elaine Boyle, Anthony Rayworth of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, CEO of ACID Dids Macdonald and wool, surface and textile buyer for John Lewis, Denise Philips.


The New Design Britain exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC

close up of work

Seema’s winning creation

with other winners

Seema (second left) with some of the other winners

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LCCs Emma Williams wins a prize for her sketchbook at the 2012 Student Wallpaper Design Competition

The 2012 Student Wallpaper Design Competition, organised by LCC alumni Caroline McNamara, has recently been showing shortlisted & winning entrants wallpaper designs based on the work of the amazing AWN Pugin as part of the London Design Festival. Pugin created all the patterns & decorative surfaces in the Palace of Westminster, & it’s the 200th Anniversary of his birth this year. The show was held at the Imago Gallery in Mayfair.

Amongst them was our student, Emma Williams. She was awarded a prize for her sketchbooks by the Pugin Society, & her work was also put on display in Pugins house in Ramsgate. Emma’s sketchbooks are gorgeous – chock-a-block with sketches, collages & so on that play with the ideas she was developing to use in her final wallpaper competition submission – it really is a visual diary of her thinking whilst she was creating her designs. So exciting.

Well done Emma !!!