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UCA foursome need your votes for Global Design Graduates Show

Four University for the Creative Arts (UCA) students – Jessica Boylett, Deise de Carvalho, Heidi Nicholson and Hannah Gilmour - are in the running for the first ever Global Design Graduate Show (GDGS) – and they need your support before the vote closes on Monday 14 September.  

The GDGS online showcase has been set up by creative organization ARTSTHREAD and online publication i-D as a response to the recent Covid-19 related end-of-year show cancellations. The competition is open to all art & design students graduating year 2019-20 (undergraduate and postgraduate) in any related creative discipline, located anywhere in the world. 

Almost 4,500 students have now uploaded their work across a wide range of creative categories and the judges have created four category shortlists – accessible via the Artsthread website – so the public can vote for their favourites. The categories are: Fashion-Accessories-Textiles; Digital-Visual Communication-Film; Product-Architecture-Interiors, and Fine Art-Photography-Craft.  

Here’s the three UCA graduates and how to find them: 

Jessica Boylett: BA (Hons) Textile Design - find her work under ‘Textiles - Print/Embroidery’ in the Fashion-Accessories-Textiles category 

A sample of Jessica Boylett's work

Instagram - @jessb.textiles 

Deise de Carvalho: BA (Hons) Graphic Communication – find her work under ‘Graphic Design’ in the Digital-Visual Communication-Film category. 

A design by Deise de Carvalho

Instagram – @belladidirena 

Heidi Nicholson: BA (Hons) Glass - find her work under ‘Contemporary Craft’ in the Fine Art-Photography- Craft category.

Two pieces of work by Heidi Nicholson

Instagram - @heidinicholsonglass

Hannah Gilmour: BA (Hons) Textile Design – find her work under ‘Textiles - Print/Embroidery’ in the Fashion-Accessories-Textiles category  

A selection of Hannah Gilmour's work

Instagram: @hannahlgdesigns 

The judging panel has been recruited from respected organisations and creatives worldwide, including names such as Tom Dixon, Anya Hindmarch and Sophie Ashby from the UK. They have narrowed down the thousands of portfolios to the four shortlists which are now open for voting.  

You can cast your votes here! https://www.artsthread.com/events/gdgs2020/