Hannah pencilled in as successful artist of the future

Published: 8 July 2015 at 15:16

Hannah Bigley

Illustration student wins D&AD award

Congratulations to BA (Hons) Illustration student Hannah Bigley, who recently received a highly prestigious D&AD New Blood pencil award.

D&AD were established in 1962 as British Design and Art Direction, a group of designers and art directors who came together to celebrate creative communication and raise standards within the industry. Their New Blood awards celebrate the best of the best currently starting out in the industry.

Hannah's submission responded to the brief 'Use the power of type to create a new visual language for film advertising.' To this end, she designed a series of publicity posters for Coen Brothers films.

The brief was judged by a panel including Jack Renwick (Creative Director, Jack Renwick Studio), Ollie Winser (Creative Director, National Theatre) and Freda Sack (Director, The Foundry).
Hannah's designs presented at the award ceremony

As well as an invite to the award ceremony, which took place in Shoreditch on 2 July, Hannah won a chance to apply for D&AD's New Blood Academy, and will have her name set down in the D&AD Annual alongside the Professional Award winners. She also took home a much sough-after D&AD pencil trophy.

With entries from 48 countries and students from Russia, America, Sweden picking up prizes, this was a real achievement, and one that marks Hannah out as an artist to watch for in the future.