Students from the Royal College of Art graduate with a rich portfolio of talents and skills, and go on to create new work in an impressive variety of roles and companies around the world. Students join established practices and organisations, work as self-employed consultants, and form their own studios or start-ups.
Others continue their practice by exhibiting and publishing their work, and undertaking residencies, commissions, teaching and research posts. Yet more work within galleries and museums, cultural organisations and the media.
Graduate Start-ups and Design Studios include
Superflux, Berg, Cohen Van Balen, TheGreenEyle, Studio NAND,and Bold Futures DIY Kyoto, Omlet, Concrete Canvas, Artica Technologies, Robofold, Sticksafe, Takram Design Engineering, Quodpod, Goodwin-Hartshorn, Sprout Design, Haberdashery London and Vitamins Design. Emma Sewell Wallace Sewell; Boudicca, Erdem, Julien Macdonald, Holly Fulton, Justin Smith Esq, Sophia Webster, Sibling and Philip Treacy
Graduates have gone on to work for
Architecture PracticesFoster + Partners, Herzog & de Meuron, WilkinsonEyre Architects, Amanda Levete Architects, DSDHA, Heatherwick Studio, Droog Design, Stufish, MAKE, AHMM (Allford Hall Monaghan Morris), Hawkins/Brown, Jestico + Whiles, AOC, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Arup Associates
Automotive IndustryMakkina, Mazda Europe, Bentley, Jaguar, Lotus, Geely, Rover, Nissan Design Europe, Think, Aston Martin, Hyundai, Kia, Volkswagen Group Advanced Design, Ford, Seymour Powell, Ford Asia Pacific
Cultural OrganisationsBBC, British Council, Design Council, English Heritage, National Trust, Royal Institute of British Architects, and Royal Society of Arts.
Design Consultancies and AgenciesIDEO, PA Consultants, The Alloy, DCA Design International, PDD Group, Tomato, Habitat, SCP, Colefax & Fowler, Fitch and Vitra
Fashion IndustryCalvin Klein, DKNY, Louis Vuitton, Sportmax, Marc Jacobs, Joseph, Alberta Ferretti, Marni, Valentino, Gucci, Stella McCartney, Sonia Rykiel, Yves St Laurent, Burberry, Diane Von Furstenberg, Chloe, H&M, COS, Rodier, Topshop, Boden and All Saints. Paul Smith, Zara Home, Maria Cooper at Orla Keily, Gap, H&M.
Film and Animation StudiosShynola, Hornet USA, Beakus, Nexus Productions, Aardman Animations, Passion Pictures, Bermuda Shorts, Picasso Pictures, FOLK///projects, Model Robot, Stink, Studio AKA, Sherbet, Animade, Hodgson Films, Not to Scale, World of Arthur Cox, PDI/DreamWorks, Tandem Films, Ragdoll Productions, Blink Productions
Multinational CorporationsApple, Google, Sony, Dyson, Philips, O2
Museums and GalleriesThe National Gallery, Bowes Museum, Design Museum, Fitzwilliam Museum, Geffrye Museum, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Victoria and Albert Museum; J Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles), The Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York) Frick Collection (New York), Clark Art Institute (Williamstown), Massachusetts, Design Exchange (Toronto), Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (Tasmania)
Galleries Representing RCA graduates in recent years include
Victoria Miro, Wilkinson’s, Maureen Paley, Sadie Coles HQ, Modern Art, Alison Jacques, Stephen Freidman Gallery, The Approach, Hales, Ibid Projects, and Vilma Gold.
Graduates have recently written for the following publications
Cabinet, Frieze, The Guardian, The White Review and Sight and Sound. Blueprint, Design Week, The Face, I-D, Icon, things, Eye, Form, and Metropolis.