Read press coverage for staff, alumni and students from the Department of Design.

Screencap from Tee Byford's Channel 4 series "Driving Sideways"

 The work of our students, alumni and staff has often attracted media attention. Here is a selection of recent press stories related to the Design department at Goldsmiths:

  • BA Design alumnus Justin Ramsden, currently employed by LEGO in Denmark, was featured in the Channel 4 programme "A Big LEGO Christmas" on Boxing Day 2016
  • Alumnus and visiting tutor Tearlach (Tee) Byford created and directed "Driving Sideways", a series of short films on drifting for Channel 4 (July 2016)
  • A group of first year BA Design students made news in the Huffington Post with their project displaying tampons as luxury items, as a protest against VAT imposed on feminine hygiene products (March 2016)
  • BA Design student Lena Asai appeared in a piece on biohacking on BBC Science Focus (January 2016)
  • Alumna Marion Lean was part of the team that worked on Pillow Talk, a device connecting users with a loved one’s heartbeat at a distance. Pillow Talk was featured in Wired and The Daily Mail, amongst others.  (November 2015)
  • Alumnus Hefin Jones was chosen for Designers in Residence at the Design Museum (July 2016)
  • In The Guardian’s league tables for 2016, the Design Department at Goldsmiths was ranked first in the UK (May 2015)
  • Two Goldsmiths Design graduates, Lukas Valiauga (still a student at the time) and Chang Hee Lee, were on the 70 Ones to Watch list selected by the Design Council on the occasion of its 70th anniversary (February 2015)
  • Novice Art Blogger, an ‘art critic’ bot created by PhD student Matthew Plummer-Fernandez, appeared in several media outlets. (January 2015)
  • The Orrb wellness device, a device created by alumnus Lee McCormack, was featured in Wired (January 2015)
  • El Ultimo Grito (Professor of Design Roberto Feo and Senior Lecturer Rosario Hurtado) created the backdrops for the 2014 Gwanju Art Biennale (September 2014)