Late last year a fantastic exhibition celebrating the work of alumni from the past 25 years was held at Newcastle college. It showcased ex students who have been successful in their careers using digital design mediums including animation, advertising, graphic communication, fashion & photography and I was really chuffed to be part of it.
It was incredible going back there as it hadn’t changed since I was last there is 1991, (yep I only just qualified for the 25 year period… yikes!) The work I chose to exhibit was creative, atmospheric and colourful.
Myself, ex colleagues and many old friends were part of this exhibition so it was particularly exciting. One of my longest friends (note careful not to say ‘oldest’) who exhibited is school friend Helen Lyon. We have been best pals for a quarter of a century!
Helen graduated from Middlesex Uni in Communication Design, worked in agencies, taught in higher education then later set up studio HB over a decade ago. Her company specialises in environmental graphic design and has worked with, amongst others, The Science Museum, The British Museum and The Natural History Museum in London.
Helen & I often work together on projects and studio HB recently commissioned me for shots of her graphic panels at ‘David Bowie is’ at the V&A (featured in EXTWENTYFIVE) and the Olympic Journey at The Royal Opera House. We also created some relaxed portraiture for her new brand website. Helen’s design portfolio can be viewed on this live link http://www.studiohb.co.uk