7 up for 3D new designers

Thursday 19 May 2016

Talented HNC/D 3D Design students from Bedford College are taking part for the first time in an international event.

The superstar seven are seeking sponsorship for their stand where their work will be alongside that of the most famous design universities in the UK. Known locally as an FE college for post-16 students, Bedford College has in fact a national reputation for the arts and advanced technology.

They will be taking part in www.newdesigners.com in London from 6 - 9 July.

Ian Pryce CBE Principal and CEO of Bedford College for two decades says: “Our South Bank Arts Centre is a showcase of the sort of talent which people expect to see in London, which is turn leads the world with innovative arts and technology. We are very proud that our own Magnificent Seven have been accepted to exhibit at this World-class event.”

Corporate sponsors can contact the team member Peter Cowdy on petercowdy@gmail.com and individuals can donate via https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/BedfordND16 

The students taking part are:

Greg Hinds of Bedford

An “endeavouring” product and furniture designer, who was shortlisted from 100’s to the last 40 of a Design Factory competition for his window boxes. In the New Designers event he will be showing his hexagonal dividing wardrobe. “I often combine geometric forms with a variety of raw materials. I like to rethink basic products in my own aesthetic.”

Jack Hughes of Sandy

An aspiring Product Designer. “One of my recent projects, set by the Design Museum, is focused on sustainability, where I have tackled the issue of small scale living in the UK.”

Casey Freed-Dowling of Bedford

“With a background in Fine Art I chose the 3D Design HNC to explore multiple creative avenues. The expertise and enthusiasm of the tutors and technicians was a deciding factor in my relocating from Scotland to study at Bedford College. My ambition is to study a BA, with a view to practising Jewellery Design.” 

Peter Cowdy of Leighton Buzzard  www.petercowdy.blogspot.com 

“My road to study 3D Design has been the culmination of personal, creative exploration, which more recently took huge inspiration from fantasy model-making and led me to focus on sculpting character models and sets. I really enjoy how the details and design of a sculpture, or any 3D piece, can be used in media and production.”

William Saunders of Flitton 

“I have always been inspired by my surroundings, taking from this and using it with my design projects. Continuing on and progressing with my passion for design, I am inspired to join university to study product design - unlocking new potential and skills.”

Nicki Dickens of Bedford

“During my time at college I have experimented with various pathways including jewellery, furniture and lighting. Through these disciplines I have developed experience with a multitude of materials, which in turn has enhanced my creativity. I hope to go on to interior design.”

Fatima Manji of Bedford

“I keep myself updated with the creative world as much as the scientific one.  My previous study in psychology has given me an insight of the complexity of human beings, which I find inspiring.  I’m passionate about working and exploiting all kinds of materials, techniques and love the journey of transformation in the design process.”


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