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New talent 2017: Best graduates outside London

Hattie Windley (opens in new tab)

  • University: Leeds College of Art
  • Course: (BA Hons) Graphic Design
  • Project: Zero

Zero is a wholefoods store that aims to cut down on packaging and waste by encouraging customers to use their own reusable packaging.

Charles Worrall (opens in new tab)

  • University: Leeds College of Art
  • Course: (BA Hons) Graphic Design

This project by Charles Worrall highlights the charm of the North of England, listing many of its characteristics to communicate why fracking doesn't belong in the North.

Isla Pearce

  • University: Leeds College of Art
  • Course: (BA Hons) Graphic Design

Graduate Isla Pearce created a comparative visualisation of the chords in different songs from a range of musical genres for her final year project. Each ring represents an individual chord and its proportional use within the record.

Emily Kaye (opens in new tab)

  • University: Leeds College of Art
  • Course: (BA Hons) Graphic Design
  • Project: Saltaire Festival branding

This contemporary, eye-catching branding was crafted for Saltaire Festival, an exciting, family friendly 10-day event hosted annually at the local heritage centre.

Florence Packer (opens in new tab)

  • University: Leeds College of Art
  • Course: (BA Hons) Graphic Design
  • Project: Strong and Stable

Strong and Stable is a screen-printed poster series about items that are strong and stable. According to Florence Packer, the Conservative government based its recent campaign on the idea of this, whereas the poster is based on fact.

Alex Robertson (opens in new tab)

  • University: Leeds College of Art
  • Course: (BA Hons) Graphic Design
  • Project: Chunk On Limited

Chunk On Limited is a publication that makes you want to go fishing and take along your camera. It showcases the very best of professional and amateur angler’s stories, interviews and photography, from anywhere and everywhere.

Joel Sleet (opens in new tab)

  • University: Leeds College of Art
  • Course: (BA Hons) Graphic Design
  • Project: Certain typeface

Certain is a typeface for uncertain times. Designer Joel Sleet aimed to build trust between the communicator and reader by taking a step away from a corporate style, while still remaining visually consistent and grounded.

Taime Newton (opens in new tab)

  • University: Leeds College of Art
  • Course: (BA Hons) Graphic Design

These screenprinted montages utilise a punk aesthetic, with high contrast imagery – both found and original – juxtaposing architecture and retro figurative photography.

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Julia Sagar
Editor-in-chief retail

Julia is editor-in-chief, retail at Future Ltd, where she works in e-commerce across a number of consumer lifestyle brands. A former editor of design website Creative Bloq, she’s also worked on a variety of print titles, and was part of the team that launched consumer tech website TechRadar. She's been writing about art, design and technology for over 15 years.