Showtime is University of the Arts London’s online platform for graduating students to showcase their work. All final year students can create a free, online profile, with an exclusive personalised URL which remains theirs for life. With more than 250,000 visitors each year, this is a crucial self-promotion tool for all our graduating students.
Hear the success stories of former Showtime exhibitors:
Nikita Karizma – X Factor stylist
2012 LCF graduate Nikita Karizma’s Showtime profile was spotted by the X Factor team, who approached her to create costumes for the TV Show. Her designs then appeared on The X Factor contestants and were worn by Little Mix.
Chris Kearns – interior designer
“I was on the Interior design course 2008/2009. After graduating, I took the summer off and then in the September uploaded my final major project onto the website. Within two weeks of it being up, I had been contacted by a restaurateur looking to open a cafe/bar in Liverpool Street. He’d seen and liked my work on your site and wondered if I’d be interested in designing his new venture. Naturally, I said yes. Over the course of the next year I designed three restaurants for that client – a very successful start to my new business. Thanks for the showcase.”
Steve Rosenthal – Converse commission
“I was commissioned by the Arts Council to make a piece of work to adorn the walls of their offices in Farringdon in spring 2009 , I was then commissioned by Converse to make a new piece for the launch of some new shoes at the old Truman Brewery in November 2009, and was contacted by some ex Saint Martins’ students to participate in a show they mounted in a jazz club on tin pan alley in 2010.I just wanted to let you know that for me the site’s acted as a great portal to getting my work seen… Many thanks.”
Rachel Irwin – Complexd magazine creative director
“My profile was spotted by fellow UAL graduate Kered Clement, founding editor of Complexd magazine, we met up November 2010 and ever since I have been their Creative Director, designing and laying out the bi-monthly magazine. Its been a great project to work on and a very strong piece for my portfolio.”
Dana Haim - Wieden+Kennedy commmission
“I just graduated from Central Saint Martins about a year ago from the masters in design for textile futures program. I posted my work on showtime around this time last year and wanted to let you know that after that, in September I was commissioned to make a memorial quilt for Wieden+Kennedy in London. You can see the quilt at my website , www.danahaim.com, under Martin Cole Memorial Quilt. This was an amazing project to be a part of.”