7th September 2005



A university student who was asked to design a new website for the band ‘The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ is just one of those whose work is being displayed in a public exhibition this weekend.

For his final major practical project MA Design student Terry Wells, who is due to graduate in January, was commissioned by the Chili Peppers and the Warner Music Group to design the new site.

Terry, who also works as a web assistant at the University of Lincoln, has been managing the band’s site since 1996. “I completed a higher national diploma in 1995 and could have topped up with a BA Hons Degree but wanted to get my foot in the door to find what life was like in the graphic design industry,” said Terry.

“In nine years I worked my way up from a junior print designer to an experienced senior new media designer with a portfolio of blue chip clients including the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I now hold the official position of online director or webmaster of their site – work which I do in my spare time.”

New media is just one of the disciplines which will be featured in the exhibition. Visitors will also be able to view work by MA Fine Art students and MA Design students specialising in contemporary crafts, lens media and graphic communication.

MA Design Course Leader Carolyn Puzzovio said: “This is the first time the Lincoln School of Art & Design has exhibited a final show of MA Design students’ work. The work by graduating students represents a wide range of design activity and personal exploration of diverse subjects and techniques.

“All of the students have studied part-time on the course whilst also undertaking demanding full-time jobs and I must congratulate them on achieving to such a high standard under difficult circumstances. I sincerely hope these students will continue to develop and succeed in their future careers.”

The MA Fine Art & Design Students’ Exhibition is being held in the Greestone Building on Lindum Road. It’s open to the public from Saturday 10th until Monday 12th September, from 10am till 4pm.

For more information contact:

Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244                       kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk