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Alumni success

We are incredibly proud of our alumni who are already thriving as designers, winning design contests, securing licensing deals and being featured in books and on major blogs.

Layered silhouettes and line in ‘Tangerine Floral’ by Natalie Alexander

Examples of our alumni success stories include:

Mel Smith, Suzanne Washington Alice Perry, Lauren Britchford Sian Elin and Elizabeth Olwen have been signed by Wallpapered.com

Wendy Kendall won the 2013 Ideal Home Wallpaper Design of the Year Competition, and two of the other four finalists were also ABSPD alumni – Martha Copinger Binns and Laura Escalante Mora. This follows on from success the previous year when alumni Nicky Griffiths and Jane Bridges were also shortlisted as two of the five finalists in the 2012 Ideal Home Wallpaper Design of the Year Competition

Maraya Rodostianos (Print Paper Cloth) has been signed by Wallpaper Republic

Susan Driscoll, Suzanne Washington and Catherine Young have been selected for the highly anticipated new ‘Kids Print & Pattern’ book by Bowie Style

– Nicky Ovitt, Diane Rooney and Schatzi Brown have been selected to feature in the new Logo book from Zeixs

– A staggering TWENTY of our students are to have designs featured the upcoming Patternbase book

Veronica Galbraith‘s work has been selected to appear in the TEXITURA trend book. You can see it here!

Veena Solanki won the Elle Decoration rug design contest and three other alumni (Simon Reeves, Liz Smith and Bethania Lima) were runners up!

Susan Driscoll saw off more than 900 other designers to win the Tigerprint Design A Print competition and Elizabeth Olwen won the Tigerprint Mens Fashion Icons and Symbols competition

Georgina Vasiliou and Mary Tanana both won “Heaven’s Door Project” at Beta Fashion. Their scarves are on sale at Topshop!

– Dunia Kirschner, Alik Arzoumanian and Emily Ann Studio were all runners up in the Tigerprint Black and White Print Competition

Suzanne Washington has designed a range for Art2Start and won a scarf-design contest with Beta Fashion that will see her scarf sold in Topshop

Tammie Bennett and Suzanne Washington were runners up in this Tigerprint design contest

Jennie Whitham was a runner up in this Spoonflower fabric design contest

– Scholarship winner Simi Gauba’s mugs are now being sold in Austria and Germany by Momax

– Alice PerryAndie Hartley, Sian Elin, Justine Aldersley-Williams, Suzanne WashingtonViola Brun, Bonnie Christine, Sandee Hjorth, Ellie Rampton, Katy Hackney, Natalie Alexander, Bethan Janine Westran, Maraya Rodostianos, Susan Driscoll, Femi Ford and many other students have had their work featured on leading pattern blog Print & Pattern and other blogs such as the Tigerprint design blog

Click here for links to press coverage, student buzz and examples of former students’ work!