Mark Gatehouse
team leader Computing & Creative Industries

World Skills UK Graphic Design 2015

Project Published 2/21/15 Last updated on 5/16/18

We’re on a mission to find out who the most creative modern graphic designer of the future is. This includes the design and handling of images and text across a wide range of commercial contexts from print to digital and UX design, posters to motion graphics and animation. The tasks and assessment criteria have been chosen by professional designers to test the breadth of skills required in the contemporary market. The judges have been drawn from leading graphic design and advertising agencies.

The top three designers may have the opportunity to join the WorldSkills UK squad for training to compete at the Global competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

Step one: Review this competition overview and guidance materials

Step two: Register online from the 9 February to 20 March 2015

Step three: We’ll send entrants a passive heat pack to submit a response to the passive heat brief. This MUST be received by midnight on 17th April 2015.

This brief will explore your ability to fulfil a creative design brief set by the Interplanetary Society, across a range of media and present your results in an elegant way on the Adobe Behance portfolio site.

Passive stage work must be entered according to the competitor pack instructions to be considered for judging. Incomplete work may be rejected at the judges’ behest. Work sent after midnight on 17th April will not be considered.

Step four: The 20 competitors with the highest scores will be invited to the live Semi Final, which will take place on 7 May 2015 at The Carshalton STEAM Fair – please ensure that you are available to attend this event.

Step five: The ten competitors who achieve the highest scores in the live Semi Final will be invited to compete at the UK Final to be held at The Skills Show at the NEC in November. They will also receive full Adobe Creative Cloud licenses

Once you have registered we’ll make sure you are kept updated throughout all these stages, so that you don’t miss any important dates or information.

Register Here

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

  • Behance

    Showcase and discover creative work.

Age Levels
CC License
4 / 5 • 1 Rating