A Leamington University student has artwork on display at the international festival

Katie Jones with her works exhibited at the DEMO (Design in Motion) festival. Picture provided.

A student from Leamington has had her artwork displayed on billboards across the Netherlands as part of an international festival.

Katie Jones, 21 Leamington Royal Spa College who is studying in the course of graphic design with photography level 6 BA, has selected works to be presented within the framework of the international festival of movement – Festival DEMO (Design in Motion).

Held for the second time since 2019, the festival is a 24-hour event showcasing the world’s best motion design on 5,000 screens and billboards across the Netherlands.

Katie Jones at the DEMO (Design in Motion) festival. Picture provided.

With 816 pieces chosen from more than 5,300 submissions, the art of motion design was showcased on screens in places including airports, shopping malls and public transport.

The festival also held a series of conferences related to the profession of motion design, creative coding and web art, with speakers from Germany, the Netherlands, South Korea, Spain and the Kingdom. -United.

Katie’s piece, titled Tripping Over Trees, was selected for inclusion in the total movement under the theme of Stranger Things.

The selected piece stems from Katie’s studies at Royal Leamington Spa College, where she worked with motion design software After Effects to manipulate and animate her photography.

The resulting work showed tree stump rings beginning to wrap around themselves, causing the viewer’s eye to stumble around the image as it swirls.

In her final year of studies, Katie experimented with motion design through fonts and typography to create eye-catching campaign messages. This interest in movement and motion design informed his selection of pieces.

The BA Graphic Design with Photography course is delivered by WCG’s Warwickshire College and University Center (WCUC).

Katie said: “I was very excited to have my work accepted into the festival and really enjoyed seeing motion design on the big screens in Amsterdam.

“Without the encouragement of my tutors, I wouldn’t even have thought of applying for the festival and I’m so happy to have taken this chance.

“During my studies, the college staff were always so generous with their time and support, and it really helped my work and my skills to progress.

In my final year of studies, I look forward to further developing my skills and seeing what the future holds for me.

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Dr Geraldine Marshall, Graphic Design Lecturer at WCG, said: “Katie only started working with motion design last year, so to have her work chosen from thousands of entries is an incredible achievement. .

“The festival was a great opportunity for Katie to gain international exposure to such a large stage of talented motion designers who have worked with the movement for many years.

“We at Creative Technologies, Warwickshire College and University Center are all very proud of Katie and look forward to her future success.”

To find out more about Graphic Design with Photography University level courses at WCUC, visit www.wcuc.ac.uk

Warwickshire College University Center is still recruiting undergraduate students for the following practical courses in the Creative Technologies Department: Digital Media, Digital Film and Graphic Design with Photography.

Darcy J. Skinner