GDC Embassy Gardens Winners announced and featured on Financial Times Online

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Winners have been announced following a competition launched by Chelsea College of Arts and property developers Ballymore for students to design site hoardings for their Embassy Gardens scheme in London. The winners, selected from submissions from the College’s BA Graphic Design Communication and BA Fine Art programmes are: Grace Arnott-Hayes, Simone Barnes, Danielle Field, Akshitha Victor and Phoebe Willison.

This new development is located close to the College, and when complete will create a new living and working riverside district for London, which will see its first residents move in during 2015. Students were invited to submit designs which will Ballymore asked to create “a stunning visual interpretation of the neighbourhood for the hoardings around the almost 500 acre site”.

 The five winners have now been announced, selected by a judging panel including design critic Stephen Bayley and Wandsworth Council Leader Ravi Govindia.


Discussing her inspiration for the project, Grace Arnott-Hayes from BA Graphic Design Communication said 

My inspiration for this project was People essentially. I wanted to focus on creating an image that didn’t just appeal to a certain audience, but resonated with many. The idea was to have something playful and vibrant for the area. The subject of the design is ‘Conversation’ – whether that be over heard in the street or on the underground.

via Chelsea Blog





JTI Clean City Lab and Future Concept Lab international design contest

This year graphic design students at Chelsea along with those from competing colleges in Barcelona, Milan and Geneva were offered the challenge to answer a brief set by JTI Clean City Lab and Future Concept Lab.

Via Future Concept Lab:

The exhibition of the projects competing at the JTI Clean City Lab, JTI’s international design contest organised in collaboration with Future Concept Lab and under the patronage of Regione Lombardia and Comune di Milano, opened on April 8 at La Triennale di Milano.

Almost a hundred students from four prestigious international design schools – Politecnico di Milano, Chelsea College of Arts – University of the Arts London, IED Barcelona (I+ED Lab) and HEAD of Geneva – worked together to develop communication projects aimed at raising awareness of the impact of smoking habits on the environment, in order to change smokers’ behaviour and reduce the waste generated by cigarettes in urban areas.


One Chelsea finalist Billy Osborne was commended for his..

originality of a poetic and emotional message