It’s been a few weeks now since we were at the New Designers exhibition in London. Two weeks of pure design indulgence, plus the chance to meet so many talented individuals under one roof.


The new Gifted? stand proved a big hit. It really did stand out (no pun intended) from the crowd. Our photography team did a stellar job at capturing our 2016 identity, with the ink effect created to cover most of our additional literature too. There’s plenty of photos in the gallery over on the Gifted? website. With lots of design workshops going on, portfolio reviews and golden tickets handed out, we had plenty of fun!


Whilst we were there, we had two awards to hand out from both Hallmark and Tigerprint. Tigerprint’s award for the first week went to Rebecca Garforth, from Bath Spa University for her Amsterdam to Paradise Valley project.


The judges comments were: “We loved Rebecca’s use of colour and her quirky sense of humour. Her work is bold, confident and clean. We were won over by her fun and passionate personality and her diverse yet commercial portfolio.” 

Rebecca’s kindly commented: “I’d like to thank Tigerprint for seeing something in my work – I’m really pleased.”

In the second week Hallmark presented their award to Katie Amy Webb from Nottingham Trent University for her project, ‘Little Badger Blue’.


The judges commented on how much they loved it, whilst Katie’s reaction was, ‘I’m really shocked but ecstatic at having won, and I can’t wait to see where it leads. I’m so grateful to New Designers and to Hallmark.’

Both Rebecca and Katie received a £500 cash prize, and a two month paid placement.