Robyn Benson returned with other alumni for a unique exhibition Drawing on Drawing featuring work by graduates, current staff and students alongside works from the University of Edinburgh collections.

He Zhu's impulsive decision to study at ECA stemmed from the desire to connect her childhood love of drawing to an industry profession. While at ECA, she able to explore a range of subjects, drawing styles, techniques and genres which led to her discovery of a love for children's picture books.

At ECA, Sarah Tanat Jones honed her drawing, screenprinting and Photoshop skills, got to know Edinburgh while doing gigs with her band, and won a D&AD award shortly after graduating. Sarah shares her journey from graduate to full-time illustrator.

At ECA, Sutthipa developed her skills in silkscreen, digital printing, embroidery, and drawing. Her degree show design project won 1st place in Academic Excellence in Textiles for best use of colour from the Worshipful Company of Dyers.

Find out about the independence and variety that James Albon enjoys as part of a freelance career and how his travels help him gain inspiration through exhibitions and new surroundings.


Andy Glidden recalls how a bright pink rocking chair landed him an appearance on TV show Blue Peter. Following an international career at various design consultancies, he set up Glidden Design in 1998.


After graduation, Intermedia alumna Ciorstaidh Monk co-founded a Scottish sleepwear brand with a focus on minimalist design, comfort and modern luxury.


Artist Thomas Adam graduated from Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) in 2011. His work focuses on an abstracted semi-autobiographical version of his youth growing up in rural Scotland,


While studying at ECA, Katherine has been able to explore her interest in using visual language as a tool for educating, empowering and eradicating stigma. Primarily digital, her work focuses on changing cultural perceptions of menstruation in the UK through a range of projects from prints to a graphic novel.

In studying Textiles - BA (Hons) Sophie has found a passion in challenging the social and environmental impacts of fast fashion which she hopes to continue to research alongside creating unique artwork.