The team at Kaizen Brand Evolution had the opportunity have a sneak preview of the 2015 student submissions for the graphic design and illustration courses final year exhibitions at the University of Ulster Belfast in the afternoon before the big event. Walking around the array of skill sets ranging from illustration, branding, typography and design it is clear to see that this years awards shows are destined for success. Illustration was a large part of the shows, which is a slight change from my days at Ulster University, it’s refreshing to see a discipline with more focus in the course. We were treated to some olives and bread as we perused the students final year projects which paired well with the level of maturity in some of the stalls, notably Emma Kenny and Tiernan Delargy. Being huge type fans we were drawn to these two students areas. Emma’s level of understanding a project from fruition to completion was a breath of fresh air while Tiernan’s attention to detail and obvious non-stop work ethic was inspiring. A great success for the 2015 degree shows. Roll on 2016.