hsd was honoured to be invited to De Montfort University’s annual Art & Design Degree Show. Continuing the tradition of previous years, we also presented certificates and prizes to two Museum and Exhibition Design students.
Kelechi Akaronye was awarded the hsd Undergraduate Design Award for her ‘Reform’ exhibit which aims to raise the awareness of the knife crime epidemic. hsd’s directors felt that Kelechi’s project was a bold, honest and challenging exploration of a contemporary urban issue. From a design perspective, they were impressed with the visualisation and stylistic skills demonstrated to communicate the concept.
The hsd MA award for ‘Best overall performance in and contribution to the Museum and Exhibition Design’ module was awarded to Rachel Neal. She produced a fantastic exhibition proposal entitled ‘Narrative Threads: Biography in the Wardrobe’ which intends to highlight how an object can embody the social context of its existence through biographical chapters, the Designer, Wearer and Curator.
Recently we had winner Kelechi visit the hsd office accompanied by fellow graduates, Elie-Mai Tully-Brown and Daniel Jevonsto. They sat down with hsd Founder Bill Haley and Director Jan Faulkner to talk about their projects and took a tour of the hsd studio. We wish all of them the best of luck for their future careers in the sector.