Nora Wright – Our Winner

We caught up with Nora Wright – our winner of the New Designers Hallmark award 2015 – to ask if the news had sunk in yet and to find out a little bit more about her. Nora studied Visual Communications (Illustration) at Birmingham City.

How did you feel when you heard your name was announced as our winner?

Surprised, amazed and delighted!

And are you looking forward to joining us on placement?

I’m so excited! It will be great to be in such a creative environment – I’m going to learn so much.

What inspires you?

A lot of my inspiration comes from British history. I’m really inspired by stories, gowns and architecture too. And I also spend a lot of time on Pinterest!

What are you passionate about?

I love cooking, reading and drawing and I really enjoy visiting National Trust properties.

You can see more of Nora’s gorgeous work here.


Golden Ticket

As we wander round the ND15 Exhibition Centre we’re on the lookout for the next big thing – that fresh new talent that really knocks our socks off. If you’re one of those people we’ll proudly present you with a Golden Ticket. This means we like you (really really like you) and we want to see more of your work. So if you find yourself in possession of one, pop along to our sister-stand, S2 (Tigerprint), to book a portfolio viewing. We love discovering new talent and we can’t wait to meet you!HallmarkGoldenTicket_Rectangle

Previous Award Winners

As today we are handing out the Hallmark Award at New Designers, we thought we’d tell you a bit about our previous winners; Samara, Gemma and Laura. We also spotted Rebecca, Sam and Mark at New Designers, and after completing a placement with us, all three now have a permanant full time position in the Hallmark studio. We just love discovering new talent!winnerspeople-01

New Designers 2015: Part Two

Today’s opening day of Part Two at New Designers. We’ll be once again exhibiting so if you’re heading to the show make sure you stop by stand S7. We’ll be continuing with our Hang-a-Doodle competition so come and do a doodle inspired by the word of the day. Our favourites will be displayed on the stand and our overall fave will receive a £50 voucher for Urban Outfitters. Whoop! Today is also AWARDS DAY and we’re super excited to be presenting the Hallmark Award to someone who’s really wowed us with their work. We can’t wait to present the winner with £500 and a 2 month paid placement in the Hallmark Studio. 20150624_123431-1logo_nd15

New Designers: Part One – Done!

We had such a fantastic time at Part 1 of New Designers – loads of talent, lovely people, a real buzz of creativity and lots of fun! Our Hang-a-doodle competition was a big hit, we got some amazing entries and constantly had a queue of people waiting to get busy with the pens and pencils. Thanks to everyone who took the time to get involved.

Roll on Part 2…open day tomorrow! stand320150624_145833Sat doodlesIMG_0101

New Designers – Talk: Life in The Hallmark Studio

Today at New Designers our Head of Ideation, Kelly Jones, will be giving a talk about working in The Hallmark Studio. Find out all you need to know about our creative environment, inspiring atmosphere, talented people, innovative produts and exciting career opportunities.

The talk takes place at 2pm. If you’d like to attend please visit the New Designers talks page to book a place.  20150624_144855Kelly Jones