Degree Studies

The Platform Graduate Exhibition 2021

We are excited to announce our shop takeover in Waltham Cross Pavilions Shopping Centre! 

Come along to Waltham Cross Pavilions to view and celebrate the exciting work produced by our graduating Art & Design students from Hertford Regional College. This is a showcase of imaginative and vibrant work, across different courses such as Foundation Degree Creative Enterprise in Fine Art, Graphic Design and Visual Merchandising, as well as our Higher National Diploma in Games Design and Photography.

Our Graduates are excited for you to join them in celebration of their creativity, hard work and achievement through what has been a challenging final semester.

Come and visit us!

Platform, Pavilions Shopping Centre, 90 High Street, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 7BZ 

May 31st – June 12th

10am – 6pm

Monday Saturday

AMBER KHAN — FdA Graphic Design

 ‘Honey’

Progressed from

St Marks Church of England Academy Sixth Form — A-Levels

Statement

Honey is an instant press-on nail brand, the idea behind this brand was inspired by the lack of interaction throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. It was common for people to regularly go to salons to have beauty treatments performed, they would use this as a form of beauty therapy and self-care. Due to lockdown this was no longer possible. However, Honey shows that there is always a safer alternative where you can stick to your regular routine within the safety of your own home. 

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Portfolio

https://www.behance.net/amberkhan1

FREDDY O’MAHONEY  — FdA Graphic Design

 ‘Spherenema’

Progressed from

Highlands School Sixth Form — A-Levels 

Statement

This was a branding project to promote a new film festival and cinematic experience called ‘Spherenema’. The festival was made to function in the pandemic where audiences can re-live the magic of film festivals in a COVID secure environment. They can experience the high budget blockbusters before they hit the big screens or dive into the underground with films made by rising talents. Relax inside the professionally made spheres that guarantee safety and comfort with a perfect sound. The brand identity is displayed in the brand guidelines created along with professionally designed assets to promote this new event.

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Portfolio

https://fomdesign.myportfolio.com/work

ASTRID RIVAS TOLEDO — FdA Graphic Design

 ‘Inti Soul Apparel’

Progressed from

San Diego de Alcala Institute Spain  — Baccalaureate in Arts 

Statement

Inti Soul Apparel is a zero waste clothing brand inspired by London’s street style, characterised by being a pioneer in the development of second-hand markets. All Inti Soul Apparel garments are from charity shops or donated by friends. Different techniques such as textile painting, lino printing and embroidery have been applied to give these garments a new style. 

The fashion industry is the most toxic industry after oil, causing massive environmental damage, as well as the issues surrounding the rights and welfare of its workers. 

Taking inspiration from the “zero waste” movement which is about producing as little waste as possible. The aim of this project is to create garments which young people identify with, while not harming our planet. 

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Portfolio

https://astridrivtol.myportfolio.com/

https://www.behance.net/astridrivast

WILLIAM BOODOO — FdA Graphic Design

’WE Visualise’ 

Progressed from

Full Time Employment — GoGetters Client Relationship Manager 

Statement

This project revolves around the use of drones for videography and photography. This new technology with new techniques can evolve the industry. The brand was created to provide an alternative to consumers in marketing, advertising, etc. WE Visualise changes the perspective of how cinematography is shot with the use of drones, lowering costs and maximising amazing content. 

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Graphic Design 

Portfolio

https://williamboodoo.myportfolio.com

Lisa GIMMA Tunbridge  — HND Photography

 ‘DSLR vs Camera Phone’

Progressed from

Hertford Regional College — UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Photography)

Statement

This project is about comparing the quality of DSLR to camera phone photography. Through this journey I have discovered that the biggest difference between the DSLR and the camera phone is the pigment of colour. The most significant similarity is how well both can control the light. What I have come to realise is that for other people, especially if they are not a photographer, their attention to details such as composition may not be so precise. Technology will have a huge impact on the future craft of photography. 

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Photography

Portfolio

https://www.instagram.com/lisa.t.photos/

ERIN BARTONHND Photography

 ‘The Dangers of Manipulation’

Progressed from

The Dele School — A-Levels 

Statement

My project explores the dangers of image manipulation, and the impact this has on an individuals’ mental health and body image. Growing up in an era dominated by technology and social media, I have become very aware of the how most images are altered and edited before they are published to magazines or uploaded online. I wanted to celebrate the beauty in these so-called ‘imperfections’ and take un edited images of beauty. Please take the time to look at yourself in the mirrors to appreciate your natural beauty, without any filters or alterations. 

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Photography

Portfolio

https://www.instagram.com/erinmarie_photos/

Emily Joseph-Wylie — HND Photography

 ‘The Korean Influence’

Progressed from

Hertford Regional College — UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Fine Art)

Statement

My interest in Anime has grown since my childhood. From an early age I have been aware of the influence it has on British popular culture. The media and access to technology has enabled this development significantly to a point where you can immerse yourself in ‘cultures’ and explore art forms without leaving the house. Anime has had a huge impact on western culture and the adoption of cultural changes continues to grow. 

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Photography 

Portfolio

https://www.instagram.com/100words_photography/

TERENCE LUTHER — FdA Fine Art

 ‘Unseen Connections’

Progressed from

Self-Employed — Painter and Decorator

Statement

Central to the artist’s work is the theme of connections. Knowing that all things in the universe are made of the same matter influenced the artist to consider their place in the world. Working instinctively and automatically, the artist has created sculptures using common objects, emphasising the unseen connections surrounding and enveloping the objects, visually representing the connections using yellow twine. By highlighting these connections, the artist demonstrates that unseen connections exist but are not considered when invisible. The artist believes that if we were able to see the atoms that make up the atmosphere we walk in, they believe it would appear that we are immersed in a constantly moving sea of particles.  

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Fine Art

Portfolio

https://terrylutherart.myportfolio.com/

AMBER MARSHALLFdA Fine Art

 ‘Can Music Affect the Way You Draw?’

Progressed from

Hertford Regional College — UAL Level 3 & 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design 

Statement

This final outcome shows development from skills learnt throughout the Level 5 Final Major Project. The piece is inspired by Wassily Kandinsky’s obsession with jazz music, Jackson Pollock’s action painting, and Yves Klein’s filmed artworks which show the physicality of making the artwork more important than the outcome. Amber’s projection video demonstrates the personal aspect of how music makes her feel and how she enjoys listening to it whilst doing sport. Using a lack of colour shows the journey of how music affected her colour choice. Completing the drawing with her eyes closed was a development from experimentation with blind drawing which achieves a true reaction to the sound. 

QR Code for the Music which is linked to Amber’s main FMP video is under her work. 

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Fine Art

Portfolio

https://ambermarshallart.myportfolio.com/

GEORGIA INGREY — FdA Visual Merchandising

 ‘Serenity’

Progressed from

Hertford Regional College — UAL Level 3 & 4 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Statement

This project is a homeware range designed for Anthropologie, aimed to bring comfort and positivity back to people’s homes through colour, texture, and senses. With the negative impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on wellbeing and mental health, this collection contributes to raising awareness and money for the mental health charity, Mind, with the slogan ‘Buy to be Kind’. To promote this campaign, handcrafted homeware products have been created inspired by natural textures, reflecting on our connections with nature and the importance of nature on wellbeing and mental health. Additional promotional materials have been created to further enhance the advertisement of the campaign, such as showcasing workshops held throughout the month of September, allowing greater consumer awareness instore and online. 

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Textiles)

Portfolio

https://georgiaingrey.myportfolio.com/work

ELLIE BENSON — FdA Visual Merchandising

 ‘Living with Nature’ 

Progressed from

Hertford Regional College — UAL Extended Diploma Level 3 Art & Design (Fine Art)

Statement

This project is a sports wear fashion range designed using neon colours and geometric shapes. The key aspects of the project are nature and neon colours. The theme and the use of neon colours is a popular current and future trend, which appeals to the younger target market of 17 – 25-year-olds. The inspiration towards this project was the current situation with COVID-19 and how sportswear has become on trend. This concept will also raise awareness for nature and the wildlife. Creating and considering the branding of the fashion brand has been key throughout the design process of the overall display.

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Textiles)

Portfolio

https://bensonellie63.myportfolio.com

ARIANE IRTELLI — FdA Visual Merchandising

‘Reborn’ – To live another day

Progressed from

St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School Sixth Form — A-Levels

Statement

Reborn is an upcycled props company with the aim to reduce items ending up in landfill. The target audience is retailers looking at sustainability, i.e. Selfridges Project Earth. This project has been a journey of experimentation with a variety of waste materials; these items have focused on the need to stop plastic waste. Reborn explores how we can make beautiful and useful items from discarded products, with each prop made from upcycled plastic materials, using different techniques including print, textile, and collage.  

The props can be purchased or hired online through the designed website or Instagram page. Live stories on Instagram give tutorials for upcycling projects. The advertisement campaign includes a pop-up shop, magazine articles, posters, product booklet, and product cards.  

Destination

University of Hertfordshire — BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Textiles)

Portfolio

https://arianeirtelli.myportfolio.com

James Fry, Loren Penny, Josh Brialey, Sayon Angus, Kai Cheale — HND Games Design

 ‘The Fun House’

Statement

The Fun House is a first-person perspective game based in a fun fair. You’ll play as The Detective, searching for a killer. Unbeknownst to you, the killer you seek is a clown that traumatised you as a child at the same fun fair. Whilst keeping your wits about you, you must escape The Fun House…

As a team, we attempted to align our production process with industry methods. As such, we organised ourselves into individual roles allowing us to focus on specific areas of the development, like art, design, programming and audio.

Click below to download and play!

https://lorenpenny.itch.io/the-fun-house

Brandon Kirby, Izabel Xinaris, Luke Taylor, Loland Kane, James Aspinall HND Games Design

 ‘Project Rapture’

Statement

Project Rapture is a sci-fi action horror game where the player must escape the Nevaeh Station that has been overrun by strange horrors. 

When developing Project Rapture, we looked at and replicated industry practices. Each team member based on what they wanted to go into industry for, with some exceptions in areas that we needed filled, such as programming. 

We wanted to constantly evolve and improve the game by making sure each tester that came in knew what they were doing, as well as having their feedback impact the design of the sections they played through. 

Click below to download and play!

https://devilfingergamesuk.itch.io/project-rapture

Jodi Dixon, Alex Lumia, John Vaughan, Adam Ford, Alec Bicheno HND Games Design

 ‘Final Days’

Statement

Final Days is a first-person zombie survival shooter where the player is currently stationed in an abandoned warehouse on an industrial estate. They need to push forward to obtain new resources as well as a greater chance of survival. Using a given selection of weapons, the player must defeat the ambush of zombies and break onward for a stronger settlement.

This game is inspired by titles such as ‘Resident Evil’ and ‘Left 4 Dead’. We worked together by collaboratively sharing ideas online, everyone worked on the project in various areas such as productions, concepts and research.

Click below to download and play!

https://ukxbeasts.itch.io/final-days

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