Co-founder of design label Red or Dead launches annual Degree Design show!


Wayne co-founded the iconic Red or Dead clothing design company back in the 1980s his wife Geraldine. Right now, Hemingway Designs are curating the exciting First Light Festival, a brand new, 24-hour festival aiming to put Lowestoft on the map again.

Wayne had lots of positive advice for the students, encouraging them to be confident and go out into the world and be generous with their ideas.

He presented Textile (BA Hons Design) student Chelsea Kemp with the award for Innovation for her up-cycled workwear Fire Juggling Street Performer costumes, sponsored by Smoke and Fire, a small design workshop dedicated to making handmade wall tiles in Suffolk.

Wayne Hemingway and Chelsea Kemp

Shane Cran, Graphic Design (BA Hons Design) student, won the award for Excellence sponsored by CraftCo Galley in Southwold.  His sustainable honey packaging and the multi media campaign is designed to raise awareness of the decline of the bee population.

The exciting exhibition is open to the public until Thursday 20th June.

Monday to Friday 10 till 5

Saturday 15th June 10 till 4

The LRC, East Coast College, Lowestoft Campus, St Peters St, Lowestoft NR32 2NB

The BA Design degree is a multi-disciplinary, experimental design course that encompasses Ceramics, Graphics, 3 Dimensional Design and Textiles. We are now recruiting for the next academic year. Visit University of Suffolk BA (Hons) Design for details.