Visual Communication

Liveness 2020 (Archive)


Type workshop, photo by Steve Blunt


Screenprinting workshop, photo by Steve Blunt


Reflective practice workshop, photo by Steve Blunt


Letterpress printing, photo by Steve Blunt


Industry talk with Astrid Stavro, photo by Steve Blunt


Hashmukh Kerai motion graphics workshop, photo by Steve Blunt

What does a visual communicator make, think about and say to their audiences in 2020? All year, our students in Visual Communication have been exploring their own identities and voices, and connecting with the wider world in contexts from the intimate to the super-sized. Our students have made apps, brands, books, comics, supergraphics and moving image work. They have experimented with techniques and skills from the expected to the unexpected. They have researched their role in the world and questioned value systems.

Then, the world pivoted and so did their practice – they became visual communicators working in a global pandemic. Rising to the challenge with resilience and ingenuity, the students' context and tools took on a new significance. Their practice had a new relationship with the world. We're proud to present on these pages a range of work by our students that represents an extraordinary year. The work has agency and energy and is made by burgeoning visual communication talents who we believe will shape the future of our industry.

“Studying at The Cass allowed me to gain an exceptional amount of creative confidence and discipline within my design practice. The tutors were incredibly insightful and ensured I was fully equipped to excel in industry. Ultimately, allowing me to go out and build my dream career path and prosper in the field I find fascinating.”

Caleb James, Graduate BA Graphic Design 2019

“Technically savvy and with a well-educated understanding of design, Caleb approaches every brief with passion & enthusiasm. Always willing to try something new, Caleb has the confidence to articulate his ideas well and is comfortable taking full ownership of his projects with a maturity beyond his years.”

Employer of Caleb James, Tony Proud, Graphic Design Manager, City Football Group

“My time at The Cass really helped me prepare for the transition from university into the workspace. Studio time was invaluable, I thoroughly miss getting stuck into a lengthy project and seeing it to fruition. The tutors at The Cass also aided my critical thinking and problem solving abilities into what they are today; key skills that I am using on a daily basis and continue to develop.”

Noah Gurden, Graduate BA Graphic Design 2019

“I was really impressed with Noah’s level of skills, which seemed more advanced than someone in their first full-time job. Noah has worked on a number of large projects with International stakeholders and multiple brands and identities, something he has been very comfortable doing. He has worked through some tricky briefs and tight deadlines to deliver very professional design work and is always happy to take on more work wherever needed.

Noah arrived at blowUP with a strong knowledge in design and is always trying to learn more. He has quickly cemented himself as a key member of our team and we look forward to seeing him progress through the company into more senior roles as he continues to learn and develop.”

Employer of Noah Gurden, Matt Huckle, Marketing Manager, blowUP Media

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