Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

Second and third year BA Graphic Communication students enjoyed a visit to Zenith Media‘s print factory in Pontypool today (Tuesday 13th June 2017). The trip afforded a fascinating insight into the world of commercial print. On one site, Zenith have Lithography and digital printing as well as print finishing techniques including perfect binding, saddle stitching, laminating, embossing spot varnishing and foil blocking. Many thanks to … Continue reading Graphic Communication students face-to-face with commercial print

Heledd Evans

Venice diary: Lost and Found – and a Monteverdi concert

Heledd Evans, First Year Fine Art student and Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus Programme member: On the day after I arrived I went off to explore. I had just finished my first day invigilating so I went off for a gander around Venice to familiarise myself. I got horrifically lost, which seems to be a talent of mine, but I did find my way eventually. … Continue reading Venice diary: Lost and Found – and a Monteverdi concert

BA Graphic Communication award success from 5 international competition juries!

Students from BA (Hons) Graphic Communication have been recognised for outstanding practice by FIVE international design competition juries this year. Programme Director David Wrenne said “Opportunities to tackle industry-set competition briefs and to pursue professional accreditation both play an essential part in readying our students for the real world, and this year they have excelled. Accolades including commendations and competition shortlistings all reflect the hard … Continue reading BA Graphic Communication award success from 5 international competition juries!

Picture shows Gweni Llwyd.

Venice Biennale invigilator Heledd reviews fellow invigilator Gweni’s Summer Show exhibit

While she takes part in the Wales in Venice Invigilation Plus Programme with the Arts Council of Wales at the Wales Pavilion, first year Fine Art student Heledd Evans aims to explore her writing skills. Just before she left Cardiff for this career changing experience, Heledd reviewed fellow invigilator Gweni Llwyd’s degree show piece, ‘Dwylo Blewog’. Over to Heledd: I chose pieces that explored concepts … Continue reading Venice Biennale invigilator Heledd reviews fellow invigilator Gweni’s Summer Show exhibit

Paige Strugnell

BA Textiles student channels creativity to ease anxiety

At this year’s CSAD Summer Show, BA Textiles student Paige Strugnell form Mold, North Wales, showcased her final year project ‘Tied by my anxiety’ – a smartphone app that raises awareness of anxiety issues – featuring beautiful and brightly coloured jackets, bags, purses and notebooks, each featuring a QR code. Paige explains: “When scanned with a smartphone, the QR code leads to a relaxing stop … Continue reading BA Textiles student channels creativity to ease anxiety

‘Thresholds’: Master of Design and Master of Fine Art student exhibition

Arcade Gallery Cardiff, Queens Arcade, Queen Street, Cardiff , CF10 2BY Continues until 9th June 2017. “Thresholds is a multi-disciplinary group exhibition beginning with Fine Art Masters students and ending with Master of Design students from Cardiff School of Art and Design. Thresholds can be defined as the level at which one starts to feel or react to something, but also as a beginning point … Continue reading ‘Thresholds’: Master of Design and Master of Fine Art student exhibition

BA Illustration graduate Osian Grifford on working with the National Theatre of Wales

BA Illustration graduate Osian Grifford recently worked with the National Theatre of Wales on a community theatre project entitled ‘Lifted by Beauty : Adventures in Dreaming‘. Osian explains his role: “As the illustrator for this production I lived in Rhyl for a week, mostly illustrating the story of the project at National Theatre Wales’ shop. The stories and activities that fed into the final production … Continue reading BA Illustration graduate Osian Grifford on working with the National Theatre of Wales