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Live! Our briefs for 2018/19

From reimagining retail centres to designing a second life for the iconic black cab — this year's challenges have now launched.

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Deadline passed!

The deadline for submitting work in response to this year's live briefs was 28th March — and a big thanks to all who entered.

Judging will shortly begin
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Creatives in Residence, here at YCN

This summer we'll welcome a talented group to YCN, creating space to work, learn and build capability —  connecting with knowledge and opportunities across our network.
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Getting out there and making meaningful connections

We caught up with Zeena Shah to find out how her degree, and experiences as an independent creative, led her to working with kids as Lead Designer at Wonderbly.
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From printing textiles to designing cards

After graduating from Leeds Arts University, Helen Mackay's eagerness to break into the design world quickly landed her the role of Designer at UK Greetings. Here she reflects on her journey so far.
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Designing with data and the importance of collaboration

Information designer Stefanie Posavec reflects on her most significant projects, the value of collaboration and how she uses data as her muse.
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Engaging with viewers through light, space and form

Multi-disciplinary visual artist and designer, Ben Cullen Williams, shares his thoughts on the relationship between physical and digital and the importance of collaboration and taking risks.
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New Now Awards Ceremony 2018

On the evening of 17 September, we took to the iconic Barbican Centre to celebrate those commended in this year's YCN Student Awards.
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Print, podcasts and the importance of paying it forward

Writer and podcaster Liv Siddall champions indie magazine publishing, speaks on the importance of fostering young talent and reflects on her career so far.
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The upcoming YCN Student Awards: a work in progress

In anticipation of this year's YCN Student Awards, we check in on the progress of the bespoke wooden awards, created with designer and maker, Tom Forsyth.