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Global Design Graduate Show 2022

Global Design Graduate Show 2022

31st Aug 2022


Congratulations to our Public Vote Winners! There were 187, 352 votes cast in the public vote and there is one winner per category. 

Fashion / Accessories / Textiles – Lyu Danlei, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Digital / Visual Communication / Film - Asia Cheung, National College of Art and Design, Dublin

Product Design / Architecture / Interiors -  Cheuk Yu Kelly Tang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Fine Art / Photography / Craft – Ou Lin, Royal College of Art, London

To meet the Industry Judge Winners please visit

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 2021 - August 2022 (Southern hemisphere graduating after October 2021).

The Global Design Graduate Show 2022 is your chance to share your creative work alongside your peers from around the world and get it judged by industry leaders.

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.

Please spread the word and sign up for new updates on the ARTS THREAD Newsletter

*Global Design Graduate Show is a non-profit organisation set up to promote the work of graduating art & design students worldwide.


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. Please upload the film to Vimeo/Youtube & embed this onto your project page.

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

** All work uploaded for Global Design Graduate Show remains the copyright of the competition entrant.

*** Only for Film graduates - if you are applying to festivals and need the film password protected, to be seen only by judges (from Sept 10th), please embed onto your film password protected and Contact us with Subject - Password Protected Film - supplying us with the password.

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 2021-22 - i.e. October 2021 to August 2022.



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 2022 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 2022 from the dropdown options for Current Events.

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Complete our ARTSTHREAD Global Design Graduate Show 2022 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 2022.

ENTRY: Free to apply

DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31 2022 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.

#artsthread / @artsthread




A team of independent judges will narrow the work down to a shortlist of creatives whose work will be displayed on the ARTSTHREAD platform. 

A panel of esteemed judges will choose their winners and there will also be a public vote, which will allow the global audience to see the submissions whilst voting for their favourites.

Digital, Visual Communication and Film

Aurélia Durand / Ben Lavender Sky / Barry Fantoni / Chris Marsh Splendid Unlimited / Christine Tröstrum Berlin International Film Festival / Cosimo Surace Stranger & Stranger / Dave Gibson Draught Design / Dina Amin Tinker Studio / Francis Wong WARC / Ged Equi Caffeine Partnership / Gion-Men Kruegel-Hanna HEAD / Glen Tarr gt&i / Haejin Park The Information / John Ellison Avery Dennison / Lars Denicke Pictoplasma / Lianne Llewellyn The International Emerging Film Talent Association / Luc Goidadin Smythson / Luke Green & Fraser McNiven Studio Goblin / Marcus Werner Willow Glen Films / Maxim Young Gorilla Editors / Nathan Jurevicius / Nebojša Jovanović Sarajevo Film Festival / Nicholas Yearwood MangoTree / Nick Parsons Apple / Nizzar Ben Chekroune Nception NFT / Priscilla Ober Mary Kay / Robert Charnley / Rocco Leo Gaglioti FNL Network / Sandra Borszcz The Big Draw / Sasha Vidakovic SV Design / Will Bernard Bath & Body Works / Yiying Lu San Francisco Arts Commission

Fashion, Accessories and Textiles

Alan Scott / Andrew Thompson Fable Footworks / Angela Fusco Balmain / Anna La Germaine Fashion Politique / Beth Esponnette Unspun / Branko Popovic FASHIONCLASH / David Clementoni Italian Artisan / Debbie McKeegan TEXINTEL / Desolina Suter Première Vision / Dylan Jones / Ebru Ercon Athleta / Edwina Kulego Informa Markets Fashion / Emma Lundgren Amazon / Gayle Smith / Hannah Lane Redress / Helen Palmer WGSN / Jacqueline Shaw Africa Fashion Guide / Jane Kellock USP / Jennie Rosen Swedish Fashion Council / Jens Laugesen / Jonathan Cheung / Julia Browne Melbourne Fashion Hub / Julian Vogel ModusBPCM / Kat Holmes Whet Creative / Katie Greenyer Pentland Group / Kingsley Gbadegesin K.NGSLEY / Kristina Szasz Hugo Boss / Lee Holman Tommy Hilfiger / Leslie Holden & Sean Chiles, The Digital Fashion Group / Lilith Hovhannissian Giambattista Valli / Lionel Vermeil Kering / Mark Warburton Purdey / Matteo Bellentani Clarks Originals / Mizue Koda Everlane / Natalia Koter IBEFF / Neil Elliott Patternbank / Nikita Jayasuriya Mills Fabrica / Olya Kuryshchuk 1 Granary / Paul Glynn Nordstrom / Paul Vogel / Phil Dickinson LuluLemon / Rebekka Bay Marimekko / Sara Sozzani Maino Vogue Italia / Satish Tailor Vollebak / Shane Cullen Gap inc / Sonia Martin BREW Creative / Steven Burns Levi’s / Stuart McArthur Nike / Susanne Tide-Frater / Tamsin Blanchard Fashion Open Studio / Tricia Carey Lenzing / Zaid Affas

Product, Architecture and Interiors

Adrian Jankowiak Nairobi Design Week / Alberto Perazza Magis / Chris Livaudais IDSA / Clodagh / David Morris Design Exchange / Elissa Black NYCxDESIGN / Ewa Dominiak Trilvee / Federica Bertolini Azimut Benetti Group / Gabrielle Kennedy DAMNº Magazine / Gary Wheeler ASID / Howard Lichter / Irena Lehkoživová & Barbora Špičáková VI PER Gallery / Ilene Shaw Design Pavilion & Design Talks NYC / Ilona Gurjanova Estonian Association of Designers / Ingrid van der Wacht Dutch Design Foundation / Jenny Russell Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA / Jose Cabaco adidas / Jose dos Santos Signify / Luca Putteman United Nations IOM / Maha Kutay & Woody Yao Zaha Hadid Design / Maja Lalic Mikser Association / Mazbahul Islam Safewheel / Milan Dinevski BIO27 Production Platform / Jamie Drake Drake/Anderson / Nick Chubb IDC / Oli Stratford Disegno / Phillip Hollander Houtlander / Richard Elder Herman Miller / Sebastian Conran Conran & Partners / Stig Hansen Democratic Eyewear / Stuart Constantine Core77 / TF Chan Wallpaper* / Thabisa Mjo Mash. T Design Studio / Tim Marlow OBE Design Museum / Tom Meades Gomi Design

Fine Art, Photography and Craft

Chantelle Purcell Artist Hive Studios / Cherie Federico Aesthetica / Chris Cheung XCEPT / Chris Soal / Dan Goode Making Goode / David Hershkovits Paper Magazine / David Sandu Assamblage & Romanian Jewelry Week / Dima Abdul Kader & Nikki Meftah Emergeast / Emily Hlaváč Green / Fleur van Muiswinkel BredaFoto / Freya Murray Google Arts and Culture Lab / Gaynor Andrews The Goldsmiths’ Centre / Iona Rowland / Iris Qu / Iza Rutkowska Forms and Shapes Foundation & Zoochitecture Studio / JB Jones & Bella Neyman NYC Jewelry Week / Karen Olson American Craft Council / Keith Brymer Jones MAKE International / Lise Kristin Kvenseth Nordic Light Festival of Photography / Marina Elenskaya & Sarah Mesritz Current Obsession Magazine / Mark Westall FAD Magazine / Ninette Murk Beauty Without Irony / Peter Manning Prefab77 / Piyush Suri Handmade in Britain / Rosemary Steen Design & Crafts Council Ireland / Sam Barzilay Photoville / Tara Smith Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

To meet the Industry Judge Winners please visit