The best graduate imagemakers of 2016

Talentspotting 2016 in the wild

We’ve partnered with JCDecaux to bring some great graduate artwork to 1000 screens across the UK, and they haven’t gone unnoticed. Have you spotted one yet?

Gradwatch: Kate Sturney

You may have spotted her headless girl on JCDecaux’s digital screens. Here’s what inspires fashion photographer Kate Sturney, who has just graduated from University of South Wales

Gradwatch: Hattie Clark

CR: Congratulations on graduating, what’s next? What are you working on at the moment? HC: For now I’m continuing to develop and push myself further – I never want to stop learning new skills. I’m enjoying spending time on self initiated ideas and projects alongside generating different freelance work and opportunities. A little later this […]

Gradwatch: Fly Chen

Welcome to the “cool and fancy” world of illustrator Fly Chen, fresh graduate from Central Saint Martins and part of CR’s Talentspotting scheme

Gradwatch: Tessa Mackenzie

“I just mess about with stuff until it feels like it makes sense in one way or another”, Tessa Mackenzie from Glasgow School of art speaks to CR about her creative process

Illustration by Fredrik Andersson from Camberwell College of Arts

Gradwatch: Fredrik Andersson

Fredrik Andersson from the Camberwell College of Arts speaks to CR about how humour plays a key role in his autobiographical work about family, relationships & sex

Gradwatch: Molly Soar

Molly Soar, graduate from the Edinburgh College of Art, speaks to CR about her observational drawings and why publishers like Nobrow Press inspire her.

Illustration by Tom Abbiss Smith

Gradwatch: Tom Abbiss Smith

Illustration graduate Tom Abbiss Smiths speaks to CR about mark making, texture and colour, and what inspires his work

Gradwatch: Freya Morgan

Meet Freya, illustration graduate from Central Saint Martins, who introduces us to her wonderfully weird world where plants swap places with humans

Gradwatch: Alec Mezzetti

Fresh graduate Alec Mezzetti uses graphic design to comment on the housing crisis. Here he discusses his investigative approach to design.

Gradwatch: Alan Vest

Alan Vest’s illustration work has graced an album cover, appeared on a beer label and been published in The Guardian – all while he was still studying at the Cleveland College of Art and Design