8th September 2005




Two Illustration students who are graduating from the University of Lincoln next week (Wednesday 14th September) at Lincoln Cathedral, have signed with two of the industries top agencies.

Final-year BA (Hons) Illustration students Rebecca Sands and Wayne Lockwood were approached by agency scouts whilst taking part in the New Designers Awards 2005 exhibition at London’s Business Design Centre.

The exhibition took place across two weeks in June and July, with all the major design disciplines including illustration and animation, photography and ceramics and glass represented in either part one or part two.

Leading industry figures judged the exhibits, selecting the award winners from the 4,000 graduates whose work was showcased.

Rebecca Sands from Scothern scooped the New Designers Tigerprint Award Part Two. She was awarded £1,500 and has just completed a four-week work placement at Tigerprint which is a division of Hallmark Cards plc.


The 22-year-old also won the New Designers International Greetings Award, receiving £1,000, and is due to start a four-week placement at International Greetings.


“Working for Hallmark has given me a useful insight into the greetings cards industry,” said Rebecca. “I would really love to have a career in illustration and this is a great starting point.”


Meanwhile 34-year-old Wayne Lockwood, from Lincoln, has signed with leading Staffordshire-based agency Eye Candy. So far he’s had work published in The Guardian, Recruiter Magazine, Money Wise, the Health Service Journal and Nursing Standard.


Rebecca and Wayne are graduating on Wednesday 14th September at Lincoln Cathedral at 11.30am.


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Kate Strawson, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886244                       kstrawson@lincoln.ac.uk

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