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Behance Portfolio review – Huddersfield

For Huddersfield based creatives The Engine Room and The Media Centre are hosting a Behance Portfolio review. Aimed at those 19+ the event is open to graduates, students, and those already freelancing.
It will provide the opportunity to get valuable feedback on their work from designers that have been working in the industry for years. It also provides a great networking opportunity as well as being an inspiring design focused night out.
It is free to attend, but spaces are limited – we want to ensure that everyone get’s time to have their work reviewed.
Attendees need to pre-book here:
Find out more about Behance/Behance Huddersfield here:

Fresh Meat

I love the summer graduate shows.  Here is my personal top 3 raw bits of talent to keep your eyes on, expect big things!

Jimmy Patrick – Camberwell 
An endlessly experimental and inventive student from the illustration course who’s strengths lie in meticulous and quirky animations and playful 3D work, not to mention he’s a fantastic illustrator.
My favourite is his animation Ode To The Greenman! To comission or collaborate with him visit his website, or if you just think he’s a genius follow his blog!

Liam Barrett – Bristol UWE
Earlier this year I was lucky enough to have a sneak peek around the studio of this year’s graduating illustration class, and let me tell you they don’t fuck around in Bristol. Their standard is very high. Still I’ve picked Liam Barrett as top of the class for his hilarious and charming illustrations as well as his experimentation with 3D and general resourcefulness of materials with outstanding results. Again to contact or follow Liam’s work visit his blog!

James Hines – Brighton
Hines is a graphic designer with a twist. His work caught my eye pretty much just for being awesomely crazy. Great use of colour and collage and just generally inspired and ingenious all of the time. Visit his website to work with him and follow his blog!

I think student work appeals to me and should be celebrated because it doesn’t have any of the hang ups and compromises of the commercial world. What these guys are doing is enthusiastically pushing the boundaries conceptually and visually of what’s possible within design by constantly experimenting and reinventing and in the end you’re left with something far more exciting and interesting and human. They have been working solely for their own growth and development as artists and as a result you feel what you’re seeing is pure creativity. I hope to be this good by the time I finish my degree!

-Raquel, Dirt Cheap

dirtcheap x crim collective x fresh kids