Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures

School of Design


Design Futures

Design Futures

What: A day of employment advice with industry panels, workshops and networking for final year students.

When: Wednesday 1st March, 13:00 – 18:00

Where: School of Design, University of Leeds



Introduction to the day, delivered by Eleanor Snare and Jenna O’Brien.


Workshop: Want to know how to get the most out of today? Then attend this interactive workshop for tips on networking, asking the right questions and presenting yourself to potential employers. This event is about you so make sure you have the knowledge to get the most out of it!


Graphic Design & Branding panel

Glen Thorpe Robot Food Designer
Jess Cook Robot Food Client Services
Rachael Edwards Elmwood Mid-weight Designer
Neil Fitzpatrick Fitzpatrick Design Graphic Designer
Abigail Baldwin Buttercrumble Design/Illustration


Fashion panel

Lucy Royale Freelance Designer SuperDry
Ellie Murphy Textiles Designer H&M Menswear
Abigail Wilkinson Fashion Designer Apricot Clothing
Cathryn Hall Textiles Designer Interior design/upcycled sustainable products
Lizzy Hadfield Fashion blogger https://www.shotfromthestreet.com/


Marketing & Editorial panel

Miz DeShannon PR/Marketing
Lee and Rebecca Marriott We Love This, Events Agency
Abby Dix-Mason Marketing at Leeds Inspired
Emma Trotter Freelance Creative Consultant
Lauren Fabianski Digital Marketing Manager

For more details on our panellists click here.

Networking throughout the day
Pop in to the Textiles Studio 6 (WD 1.60) to meet our panellists and practice your networking skills

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