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Recent graduates


BA (Hons) Illustration graduate Bethan Woollvin (pictured) has continued the great success she achieved on the course by winning the New Talent (Children's Books) Prize at the World Illustration Awards 2017. In 2014 she won the Macmillan Prize, awarded by Macmillan Children’s Books, while her debut book, Little Red, was named by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Illustrated Children’s Books of 2016.


Micaela Sapinho graduated from the BA (Hons) Fashion Design in 2016, and went on to show her third year collection, along with the first collection from her own label, at Lisbon Fashion Week 2016, followed by her second collection in 2017.


BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate Tania Khan published her final project Package of Hope in 2016. Featured on BBC news in April 2017, it provides practical information and inspirational stories for parents of children with Down Syndrome.

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Julia Moscardó i Chàfer, MA Children's Book Illustration graduate, won the £5000 Brian Botting Prize for Elfe (pictured right), an outstanding representation of the human form described by judges as 'reminiscent of early Picasso.'


2016 MA Fine Art graduate Ellie Breeze was selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2017 and shortlisted for the Marmite Prize for Painting.


In September 2016, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Michalina Paveley won the Art Gemini Sculpture Prize for her artwork ‘Torus II’, a large copper wire sculpture in a semi-organic, circular form. This was selected from 941 applicants across 34 countries, with the finalists exhibiting at the Asia House Gallery, London. This followed her winning the Supanee Gazeley prize for the best Fine Art exhibition in the 2016 CSA Degree Show.

Maisie with Luis Fernando Crespo, President of the prize sponsors Ediciones SM

MA Children's Book Illustration alumnus Maisie Shearring (pictured right) won the International Award for Illustration at the annual Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy, the largest and most prestigious children's book event in the world. Her project Susan's School Days landed her US$30,000 and the opportunity to illustrate a book published by the SM Group.


In November 2015, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Ian Wolter won the prestigious international 10th Arte Lacuna prize for video and performance, held in the Arsenale, Venice.


Another recent MA Children's Book Illustration graduate Dan Ungureanu was runner-up in the Student Illustrator of the Year category of the V&A Illustration Awards 2015 for his work Nara and the Island. The awards are organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, the world's largest museum of decorative arts and design.


Kavinash Thomoo

MA Fine Art alumnus Kavinash Thomoo (pictured right) was selected as one of six artists to represent Mauritius for the 2015 Venice Biennale. Kavinash exhibited his video projection '...again and again' at the Biennale, which has been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world for over a century.


David Barrow and Matty Long, who graduated from Anglia Ruskin’s MA Children’s Book Illustration course, made the shortlist for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016 for their books Have You Seen Elephant? (Gecko Press) and Super Happy Magic Forest (Oxford University Press). The 2015 shortlist featured three graduates from the course (Suzanne Barton, Victoria Turnbull and Steve Anthony) as did the 2014 shortlist (Courtney Dicmas, Elys Dolan and Gemma Merino).


Films by BA (Hons) Film & Television Production graduands Jo Gill, Hayley Dean and David Powell were chosen to feature in Life Through Your Lens, a BBC Three programme that aired in 2015.


Ramona Zoladek receiving the 2014 Supanee Gazeley Prize

BA (Hons) Fine Art alumnus Ramona Zoladek (pictured right) won the Woon Art Prize in 2014, a twenty thousand pound national art prize for Fine Art graduates, which included a one-year residency at the studios of the Baltic Arts Centre in Newcastle.


MA Printmaking graduates Mustafa Sidki and Jane Stobart and former PhD student Andrea Medjesi-Jones were three of 55 artists whose work was displayed at the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in 2014.


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BA (Hons) Fashion Design graduate Thanh Vu (design pictured right) has now established himself in London as label Thang Cong Vu. In 2014 he exhibited at Pure, London, the UK’s leading fashion buying event. His student designs were also featured in Urban Coco magazine.


Immediately after graduating from our BA (Hons) Fashion Design course in 2013, Asia Prusinowska was invited to display her work at a prestigious felt show in Amsterdam and secured sponsorship from Cambridge Style Week to set up her own business. Her new collection was featured in Jute magazine in January 2014.


Chiara Parazzi secured an internship at World of Interiors immediately after graduating from our BA (Hons) Interior Design. She is now running Out Of The Blue Co. in Kenya, a business that specialises in interior furniture and interior items made from wood and bone or wicker.


Past graduates

CSA alumnus Dan Hillier

Dan Hillier (pictured right), who studied Illustration and Graphic Arts at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge in 1995, won the Best Art Vinyl 2014 award for his design work on Royal Blood's debut album, and was invited by the British Council to display his work 'Pachamama' at the Great Creator: UK Graduate Show in Beijing, China.


Mark Coulier, who graduated from an HnD Illustration at Anglia Ruskin in 1994, won Best Make-up and Hair at the 2015 BAFTAs for his work on The Grand Budapest Hotel.


Graphic Design graduate Nic Benns is an Emmy-award-winning and BAFTA-nominated director of many film and TV titles and advertisements. He has built a film and television career on both sides of the Atlantic, his famous titles including Cuban Fury, Seven Psychopaths and Johnny English, while his television titles include Ripper Street, Fresh Meat and Misfits.


Thomas Taylor, who designed the original book cover for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, is also a graduate of Cambridge School of Art.


Graphic Design graduate Matt Power joined Sony Computer Entertainment Europe's Cambridge Studio soon after leaving and worked on the BAFTA-award winning hand-held version of the game LittleBigPlanet.


Other alumni


Ronald Searle - renowned cartoonist, graphic artist and creator of St Trinian's

Edward Bawden - graphic artist, illustrator and printmaker

Gustav Metzger - pioneer of auto-destructive art

Spitting Image creators Roger Law and Peter Fluck

Syd Barrett and Dave Gilmour of Pink Floyd