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Global Design Graduate Show 2021


Fashion / Accessories / Textiles

Womenswear – Yvonne Schichtel, Cornell University, New York / Menswear – Beth Cadbury, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne / Sport & Denim – Caitlin Yates, University of Westminster, London / Sustainable Fashion – Bea Brücker, Royal College of Art, London / Fashion Communication – Oscar Keene, RMIT University Melbourne / Accessories – Yuzhao Huang, London College of Fashion UAL / Textiles - Print / Embroidery – Jennifer Milleder, University of Applied Arts Vienna / Textiles - Knit / Weave – Sina Dyks, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, (KABK)

Digital / Visual Communication / Film

Animation – Rachel Bavaresco, Pratt Institute, New York / Film – Okki Poortvliet, Minerva Art Academy – Hanze, Groningen / Graphic Design – Saskia Wood, Glasgow School of Art / Illustration – Lily Qian, Parsons New School of Design, New York / Interaction Design – Chun Ting Leung, Hong Kong Polytechnic University / Packaging Design – Gosia Kepka, Duncan of Jordanstone, University of Dundee / Typography – Purna Srivastava, Symbiosis Institute of Design, Mumbai

Product Design / Architecture / Interiors

Architecture – Michelle Gouw, Singapore University of Technology and Design / Interior Architecture – Stefan Perriard, Royal Danish Academy – Architecture, Design and Conservation, Copenhagen / Product Design – Ellie Perry, Kingston School of Art, London / Industrial Design – Megan Lincoln, Loughborough University / Service Design – Wanqi Fang, Royal College of Art, London / Design for Social Good – Emilie Burfeind, Offenbach University of Art & Design / Furniture – Darcy Hill, Nottingham Trent University

Fine Art / Photography / Craft

Digital Arts – Molly Macleod, Central Saint Martins UAL / Fine Art – Taru Happonen, University of the Arts Helsinki / Photography – Sofia Baytocheva Iordanova, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam / Contemporary Craft – Eduardo Rivas Martin del Campo, CENTRO, Mexico City / Jewellery – Alma Lion, Shenkar, Tel Aviv / Sculpture / Installation – Mariana Ramos Ortiz, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence


Fashion / Accessories / Textiles – Ana Isabel Quintão Gomes Kunal, Academy of Art University, San Francisco

Digital / Visual Communication / Film- Shaun Alagoa, De Montfort University, Leicester

Product Design / Architecture / Interiors - Varaniyaa Umamaheswaran, De Montfort University, Leicester

Fine Art / Photography / Craft – Layla Arthur, Minerva Art Academy – Hanze, Groningen

Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with GUCCI is open to all undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate art and design disciplines for those that have graduated between October 2020 - August 2021 (Southern hemisphere graduating after October 2020).

The Global Design Graduate Show 2021 is your chance to share your creative work alongside your peers from around the world and get it judged by industry leaders - meet the judges here!

It is your chance to curate your creative personality by mixing research with 2D/3D development documenting all the different creative and technical development stages up to the final outcome. It would be good to know your personal creative journey, whether by photo or film.

We also encourage you to produce a short self-curated Instagram stories style film to introduce your work to the world in your own words and visuals.

We will be launching exciting graduate support led activities, webinars, masterclasses and releasing practical information on how to experiment, curate and upload your creative journey onto the platform, allowing you to express the diversity and raw creative process.

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Upload your end of year project.

- As well as your final completed project, we'll also be assessing your concept and creative process - the entire journey from A to Z is just as exciting as the final outcome.

- Visualise your creative journey - you should explore and be innovative in how you express your creative process and can upload artwork and designs, development and in-between stages with a mix of research moodboards, sketches, illustrations, photographs and digital renderings etc. alongside digital gif and embedded films from Vimeo or Youtube.

- We would love it (not compulsory) if you can film and produce a short Instagram-style story (between 1 to 3 minutes)where you present yourself and your work to a global audience, explaining your thoughts and the process behind your final project.

- You can tag your project with a maximum of 3 categories.

Read all our Portfolio advice Q&As with experts in all sectors from Industrial Design and Visual Communication to Jewellery, Fashion and Fine Art.


Awards will be given in a variety of categories -






Please note there are many specialisms within ARTSTHREAD you can tag yourself to.


Open internationally to all art and design undergraduate or postgraduate students graduating in the Academic Year 2020-21 - i.e. October 2020 to July 2021.



Already got an ARTSTHREAD portfolio? To enter, simply log into your account, upload your work as a new project and choose Global Design Graduate Show 2020 from the dropdown options for Current Events.

New to ARTSTHREAD? To enter, register to create an ARTS THREAD account and go to your email and click on the activation link sent to your email Inbox. Then log into your account, upload your project and choose Global Design Graduate Show 2020 from the dropdown options for Current Events.

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Complete our ARTSTHREAD Global Design Graduate Show 2021 Entry Form


Once you have uploaded your projects you can return to the platform as many times as you want to improve your graduate showcase until the application deadline August 31 2021.

ENTRY: Free to apply

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31 2021 23.59 NYC


Check out Global Design Graduate Show Instagram covering the diversity of the student submissions in the competition. Please follow and use following social media handles when posting about your project for this competition.

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Our prestigious panel of judges can be seen here!