It has been about a week since New Designers finished in London. It was a very mixed week. Not only was it very long, but it went by very quickly. I am still feeling the repercussions of it. I still have no idea what the day or date is. I am going to wait to write a proper written summary of what happened. I spoke to a lot of people about my project, but I am still letting it all sink in, and hopefully get a job soon.
On one hand New Designers marked the end of University life. It was a more natural end than the degree show at the end of May because it tried to give a helping hand for our futures. The other hand says differently, it is the beginning of our professional careers. More on that when I get around to writing a proper summary of it. In the mean time, here is a picture summary of the 8 days and 7 nights spent down in the hustle and bustle.
I would like to point out that these pictures are not exclusively of New Designers. Some are from other small escapades throughout the week.
Day 1: The Pendolino in Euston.
Day 1: South Bank
Day 1: Big Ben
Day 2: Waiting to get in to the Business Design Centre set up.
Day 2: Setting up. This was taken pretty much just as soon as everything was taken out of the van.
Day 2: A rather empty looking exhibition space. This would change massively in the next 48 hours.
Day 2: Floor down and walls up. Just cabinets and tables to erect.
Day 2: DJCAD University of Dundee. That’s us.
Day 3: With the Hilton right next door to the Business Design Centre, these three lovelies were constantly there to be ogled.
Day 3: A Mr Brown looking rather pleased. The space was almost completely finished.
Day 3: The almost completed exhibition space. All the exhibitors had arrived by this point.
Day 3: The new London Bus.
Day 3: The space is getting its finishing touches applied.
Day 4: Audi R8, Nissan Munaro and BMW 7 Series out of hotel window.
Day 4: Project set up awaiting the opening of New Designers.
Day 4: Business cards ready and waiting.
Day 4: Interview
Day 4: One of the nicest projects on display.
Day 4: Starting to get busier.
Day 4: A lot busier once it opened to industry and premium paying public.
Day 4: Mr Browns Bear.
Day 4: A sauve looking Robin on opening night.
Day 5: One of the actual times when we had free time to ourselves. The official opening of the Shard with light and laser display. A little disappointing but it was hoaching along the riverside.
Day 6: More free time meant that a little more could be explored. The Emirates Sky Ride had not long opened, so it was visited.
Day 6: Hello London.
Day 6: Some of the best weather we had all week.
Day 7: Fiona and Alasdair.
Day 7: Debbie’s eye. By this point it was within an hour or so of ending and everyone was knackered from standing about for the past few days.
Day 7: Despite four days of being played with, all the products lasted.
Day 7: Our stand was next to the entrance. This was one of the greeting sign plinths.
Day 7: It had taken us two days to build everything but only 90 minutes to take everything down again.
Day 8: Went to Camden whilst waiting for the train.
Day 8: Standing in Euston holding the box that was carrying the project. The F1 was on so I made the use of a good 3G signal and watched most of it in the station and on the train home. This was whilst almost everyone else watched the tennis.