Programme: Graphic Design - BA (Hons)

Year: 2014

James and Beth graduated in 2014 from our Graphic Design BA (Hons) programme, which incorporates the award-winning ‘Design Agency’ project enabling students to work together across year groups on live briefs.

Studying at ECA gave us the confidence and self-belief we needed to pursue exactly what we wanted to do and equipped us with the tools we needed to do it.

In the past year, we have set up Glasgow-based graphic design and creative practice, Warriors Studio, and successfully launched Scotland’s first graphic design festival, Graphic Design Festival Scotland (GDFS).

Winning the Deutsche Bank Creative Award 2014 through Edinburgh College of Art was an incredible experience which we are so grateful for, and without, could not have launched the Festival.

The first GDFS ran over five days in October 2014 and the next is scheduled for October 2015 in Glasgow. Combining workshops, talks, competitions, exhibitions, urban murals and music, we will once again be bringing together young creatives with established national and international studios.

"Studying at ECA gave us the confidence and self-belief we needed to pursue exactly what we wanted to do and equipped us with the tools we needed to do it."

James Gilchrist & Beth Wilson, Warriors Studio and Graphic Design Festival Scotland (GDFS).

Warriors Studio

We have worked for a range of clients in the creative, cultural, commercial and public sectors. Recent projects include a two-story mural for Urban Outfitters, brand identity for Millemont Institute, France, an interactive app, map and platform for the Vauxhall Art Programme, London, brand development for East Ayrshire Advocacy Services, and artwork for record label Tropical.

At the moment, we’re excited to be working with McVities on a large-scale mural and interactive installation inside its Glasgow factory.

Two young people saying ‘let’s just try this, see if it works’

We are proud to have been featured by STV NewsIt’s Nice That (from which the above quote is taken), Creative ReviewGrafik, Computer ArtsThe Drumand the American Institute for Graphic Arts.

Alongside client work, we have also run workshops, written articles and spoken across the UK and Europe at various cultural events and festivals and are proud to be founding members of an international co-operative at the International Centre of Graphic Design.


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