Our Alumni at Kingston are a very important part of the course, many are working in the industry that our graduating students are about to enter and offer advice, experience and opportunity. Some leave and work as independent Illustrators, designers others form collaboratives. We are very proud of their on going success.
Eve Lloyd Knight, Ex Kingston Graduate produced these character illustration for Kew Gardens’ Full of Spice Summer Festival 2015 with IIBStudio.
Michael Parkin created a series of illustrations for the Wellcome Trust’s publication ‘Mosaic Science’ to go alongside an article on the current spreadof Cholera in Haiti.
Assa Ariyoshi’s illustration for Icon Magazine on the changing architecture of Helsinki.
Harper Lee’s Go Set A Watchman
Ex Kingston Illustration Animation graduate Tom Clohosy Cole recently illustrated a Guardian exclusive release of Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman. The illustrations by Tom accompanied the chapter printed in the weekend paper and were animated on The Guardian website where the story was narrated by Reese Witherspoon.
Hattie Stewart Solo Show
Our fantastic ex Kingston graduate Hattie Stewart, whose work you are probably familiar with, has a solo show on in London at the No Walls Gallery titled ‘Pattern, Shape, Fluidity, Versions’. This will be her first major solo show since her debut in 2014 with ‘Hello Cheeky’. Taking place from October 2nd to November 15th.
Jack Cunningham directs Rashida Jones’ life for California Sunday Magazine
Graduate Jack Cunningham has directed the latest in the Google Play and BBH LA series of interviews titled ‘California Inspires Me’. This ongoing partnership with publication California Sunday by Pop-up Magazine looks to celebrate the state of California and how it influences and shapes successful artists.
“Jack brings Rashida’s words to colourful life in a wonderfully engaging animation sequence.”
Film 4 ‘Summer Screenprint’ Exhibition
Joseph Vass, ex Kingston graduate, designed a 13 colour silkscreen print based on the film Warriors commissioned by Film 4 to be part of their exhibition at Somerset House, in collaboration with Print Club London.
To see more of Joe’s work click here http://www.josephvass.com
Rachel Lillie wins The House of Illustrations first Residency!
Ex Kingston Illustration student Rachel Lillie has been awarded the very first illustrator in residence at The House of Illustration. Rachel will start the six-month residencey later this month, playing a key role in our Housewarming season and recording the exciting events in the run up to House of Illustration’s opening this summer.
Rachel studied illustration and animation at Kingston University and Visual Communication at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2012.
Rachel said: ‘I am absolutely delighted to be House of Illustration’s first illustrator in residence. It’s an incredible opportunity to work on an exciting new body of work and to be part of House of Illustration’s expanding future – I can’t wait to get started!’
THE BIG DRAW!
Follow Tim King’s Blog as he records 2014 with a drawing everyday!
Ex- kingston student Nina has made proved that every trip made is a chance to make work and promote yourself. Series of films showing Nina creating reportage drawings from New York to Iceland.
Sarah Maycock – Recent work for the Sunday Times Magazine
Lorna Scobie – Stella McCartney Kids
Sean Weston and James Lancett – The Diver
Random Acts – Channel 4
Ex Kingston students have been selected to show their animations on Channel 4’s Random Acts production.
Stuart Kolokovac – Marks and Spencers
Scott Garrett – Vodafone
Jack Cunnigham – Coca Cola
George Heaven – Window display for design agency Williams Murray Hamm
George Butler – Regularly produces reportage work for the Guardian, since leaving Kingston university, drawing has taken George around the world, depicting the oil fields in Azerbaijan, soldiers in Afghanistan, reconstructive plastic surgery, G20 riots, the New York Fire Department and Asian Elephants.
Daisy Hardman - Fashion illustration spread for Libertine Magazine
Matt Booker – 2013 graduate has just completed a residency with Topolksi Studio.
Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling – Produced and animated the music video for Tama Impala’s single ‘Feels Like We Only Go Backwards’. They are also members of This Is It Collective alongside other ex kingston students.
Adrian Johnson – Stussy
Phoebe Halstead has been working with BAFTA nominated animation studio 12foot6 on a series of animations for the BBC’s ‘Science Club’ which aired late 2012.
Since graduating, James Jessiman has set up his own screenprint editioning company, , producing prints for clients such as Nobrow Press and The Curwen Studio.
2012 graduates, Hannah Simpson, Phoebe Halstead, Tim King, Hannah Simpson and Sophia O’Connor regularly work together under collective name . They were recently invited to document Old Vic Theatre’s 24 Hour Musicals.
“First Hand are a collective of exciting young graduate illustrators and designers, who champion reportage drawing, using draftsmanship to experience and record ideas, with a journalistic approach.”
A group of 2012 Kingston graduates were handpicked to appear alongside Illustration graduates from other courses around the country as part of design agency Footfootsix’s publication 56+1.
2011 Illustration graduate Tom Cole was picked up from his degree show piece by London based publisher Nobrow. He was commissioned to produce a story of the USSR/American space race housed in their successful Leporello concertina format.
Nina Cosford, who graduated alongside Tom has worked extensively with Walker Books to produce three pop-up cities books (London Palaces, Dublin and Edinburgh), which were released in May 2012. She recently created a hoarding for Hastings Pier.
2010 graduate Hattie Stewart has recently worked with Adidas Original’s producing designs for their Blue ss2013 range. The project ran alongside a night with Print Club London. She has also worked with fashion designers House of Holland.
Sam Falconer regularly works for The Independent, New Scientist and Readers Digest. He is represented by Debut Art.
Jack Hughes is represented by YCN and has a wide range of editorial commissions, both in digital and in print.
Listed below are a selection of recent graduates blogs/sites.