Category Archives: Design

Watch: Degree show launch night

Take a look back at all the goings on from our amazing degree show launch night.

Friends and family gathered with students to celebrate the host of talent that was produced this year, with awards being given to some of the more stand out student projects.

For more information on the degree show and all our events visit us here

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney, Films by Karlie Simmonds

Awards: Graphic design

The winner of this years graphic design “best in show” category is final year student Scott Farquhar.

Scott Farquhar (Right) after receiving best in show award

Scott won the award for his ingenious gender bending barbie fusion project. The project is an investigation into the stereotypes that drive children’s toys and how we approach them.

For more information on all the events going on at this years degree show visit us here

Films by Karlie Simmonds, Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney

EVENTS: what is it about minecraft?

4pm Room B2      FREE  and no need to book, simply come along!

Tom's pictureAre you muddled by Minecraft?  Is it really worth 2.5 billion dollars? Are there any positive benefits to it?  What happens when you actively engage with young people and Minecraft?  Are you worried that your children spend far too much time in a world you simply don’t understand?

Lecturer Tom Flint has been studying Minecraft from a psychological point of view for the past 4 years.  His latest project is a mixed reality game created in collaboration with Jupiter Artland and pupils from Ratho Primary School for the Edinburgh International Science Festival. This talk will cover 3 topics:

  1. A tourist’s guide to Minecraft
  2. Positive uses of Minecraft.
  3. Jupiter Artland in Minecraft.

For more info on all our degree show events visit us here

Gallery: More than a degree show 2016 launch night

Here you can find all the photos from this years immensely successful launch night. Press, Members of the public, friends and Family all joined together to help our students celebrate the incredible work produced for 2016’s final year projects.

It was an eventful evening with one of the best turnouts Napier has ever had! With a whole host of awards given and a fair few bottles of bubbly drank (Courtesy of Tennants), we believe it was one of the best launch nights yet!

You can see all the images from the evening below.

Photography by Kieran Reiss Delaney.


Awards- Interior & spacial design award presented by Gordon Roy

Ahead of tonight’s best in show award for interior and spacial design, we caught up with guest judge Gordon Roy, associate director at Space solutions! Gordon joined the Space Solutions Edinburgh team from an Architectural background and leads the Design Studio with 10 years experience.

Gordon is also responsible for the management of a number of key client accounts and is committed to developing the growing business in the central belt through quality of service and innovative design.

We got Gordon’s thoughts on tonight’s event and the level of work produced by our students.

for more information on all  upcoming degree show events, visit us on our events page here

AWARDS- Product design graduate Fraser Hunter is steps ahead

The winner of this years degree show’s product design best in show award is graduate Fraser Hunter.

Fraser won the award for his revolutionary new shoe design that may change the lives of thousands of people. “Safi shoes” use recycled materials to protect the foot from a deadly disease known as Tungiasis, which is caused by the chigoe flea burrowing into the feet and laying eggs.

The disease is especially prominent in African communities where treatment is both expensive and difficult to reach. It is for this reason that Fraser created the Safi shoes to prevent the spread of the disease and help poor African communities.

We caught up With Fraser after receiving his award to see how he felt.

For more information on all of our graduates work and the events running throughout the degree show, visit us here

Product Design Foam Modelling Workshop

For Teachers and High School Students

Merchiston Campus, F15, 1-4pm

Photo by Inessa Rychlik
Photo by Inessa Rychlik

Staff from Product Design are running a Foam Modelling Workshop tomorrow for students and teachers interested in product design at all levels.

Year 4 and 5 students who are thinking of applying to study product design at University can use this event to develop visualization and their modelling skills and to add a new project to their protfolio, while school teachers can learn alongside their students and have a new project to take back to the classroom.

Get your tickets here:

Video: Design and Digital Arts Student Presentations

This week we met up with some Edinburgh Napier Students from Design and Digital Arts to ask them about the major projects they have on display at #ednapdegreeshow, which you can see in the video below.

The students talked us through their displays, and will continue to present their work daily in the DaDA Lite Mini Talk Series in Room B25, which takes place daily at 11.30pm / 1.30pm / 3.30pm / 5.30pm

You can get in touch with the students via their websites, here;

Nat Smith:,

Chloe Alcorn:,

Elan Tang:

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Visit Edinburgh Napier University’s Graduate Showcase including work by BDes (Hons) Design & Digital Arts students.

Open now until the 31st of May

Design & Digital Arts 2015

Jack, who is from Coatbridge, is in his final year studying design and digital arts at Edinburgh Napier and has caused a bit of a stir online with his thought provoking miniature artwork.

Jack will be presenting his project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Studio LR graduate Graphic Design Prize & Best In Show / Graphics.

We are absolutely delighted that Studio LR have sponsored the above prize for the 5th year, and thrilled that this year the winner is LOIS GLEN, who will receive a cash prize and an internship at the studio – Thank you Lucy, Andy, Mark & Dave of StudioLR for your very generous support.

Best in Show was judged this year by Graham Scott of Nevis Design, and his choice was CAMERON KNOTT. Thank you Graham for your generous support of our course.

See the work of these students here –

Design & Digital Arts 2015

And so the show begins. Congratulations to Linwei Guo who won best in show for Design and Digital Arts.

Linwei will be presenting her project as part of the DaDA Lite mini-talk series at this years Degree Show between 22nd and 31st May. For more information visit Dada Lite and Design and Digital Arts.

Interview with Caitlin Bain and Chris Wilson of BA Interior and Spacial Design at tonight’s #ednapdegreeshow

We spoke with some BA (Hons) Interior and Spacial Design students at Edinburgh Napier’s Degree Show about their work and the feedback they’ve received.

The Degree Show and Festival of Creative Industries continues at Merchiston and surrounding venues in Morningside until 31 May.

Take A Tour Round #Ednapdegreeshow

Check out the video below to have a look round Edinburgh Napier University’s 2015 Degree Show, on tonight until 31st May from Merchiston Campus. 

BDes ( Hons ) Graphic Design – live on Creative Bloq – Hello World . .

Ten graphic design students star on Creative Bloq as part of their New Talent/ Degree Show showcase – THANK YOU Julia Sagar – Commissioning Editor of Creative Bloq and Nick Carson – Editor of Computer Arts Magazine for this amazing opportunity –