Falmouth Illustration Students in New York: More Photos

Here are some more photos of our visits on our recent study trip to New York. 

Featured are Mendola Artist Representatives, Wall Street Journal, Penguin, Macmillan, Little Brown Books and our final night at the ‘Standard’ Beer Garden in the Meat Packing District.

Mendola Reps

Molly Martin discussing her work at Mendola

Mendola Reps

Ed Farley discussing his work at Mendola

Mendola Reps

Phillipa Nowretek, James Gifford and Josh Oliver with Tom Mendola



Wall St Journal

Portfolios being reviewed at the famous ‘Wall Street Journal’

The Standard Pub

Thursday night at the Standard Beer Garden.


Falmouth Illustration’s ‘Book of Illustrated Quotes & Sayings: Volume 9’ published this week!

Following hot on the heels of very successful New York and London study trips, Falmouth Illustration (part of the Falmouth University’s School of Art) this week reveals the latest incarnation of our popular ‘Book of Illustrated Quotes and Sayings: Volume 9’.

This book has now become well known amongst many of the top art directors both in Europe and the U.S. and showcases the work of our 3rd year students. Packed with over 90 full colour illustrated spreads in serves as an illustration source book for the visual communication industry.

They will become officially available at our summer degree show. Please contact Nigel Owen (nowen@falmouth.ac.uk) if you are interested in obtaining a copy.

More New York photos to come soon….


Illustration by Joe Lillington


Illustration by Briony May Smith


Illustration by Joe Baines


Final Day in New York for falmouth Illustration Students

Friday has come around too soon. The final visits took place this morning and included a visit to what is considered possibly the biggest advertising agency in the world, J. Walter Thompson. Six students showed their work to three art buyers, Sara Levi, Kelley Ramsey , and Bianca Escobar . They were very positive about the use of illustration within advertising and gave great advice regarding how to break in to the industry. Very inspirational.

Shortly after that I happened to bump into another advertising creative in Starbucks, Jack Anesh from ‘Flying. Machine’. Again great stories from a slightly different era of advertising and a good contact for next year’s trip.

With time running down before we catch the coach transfer a few of us managed to squeeze in a visit to the Student awards Exhibition at The Society of Illustrators. The SOI is a must see venue if you are an illustrator visiting New York. Falmouth Illustration has had a long association with it since we first visited 15-16 years ago. The American students work was of a very high standard this year. Noticeably stronger I feel than in recent years.

anyway this is probably the last posting from New York.

More photos will posted when we get back to Falmouth……


Day 4. Rain arrives in NY City

Day four and rain arrives in New York City but it fails to dampen the enthusiasm of  the Falmouth Students as they visit the prestigious 3×3 journal of contemporary illustration and The Wall Street Journal and more…

Charles Hively spent more than two hours talking about the industry and then reviewing each of the fifteen portfolios that were presented. His experienced insight into the current state of illustration and his constructive criticism of work was much appreciated by students as was the free pizza laid on for all attending. Many thanks Charles!

Charles Hively reviewing portfolios in Brooklyn

Charles Hively reviewing portfolios in Brooklyn

Famous Robert Indiana pop art sculpture near MOMA

Famous Robert Indiana pop art sculpture near MOMA

Day 3 in the Big Apple…

Well day three and a half if you include Sunday afternoon.  Too many visits are happening to keep on top of all of them but just a selection from yesterday includes ‘BBH’, ‘ Mendola Illustration Agency’ (30th floor views are the highest of the trip so far). The visits keep coming thick and fast today.

Hannah, Ed, Sarah, Proy, Tashi, Bridget and Joe have just visited American Creative agency Bernstein &Andriulli. Louisa St. Pierre and her colleague Aaron were very generous with their time, spending nearly an hour and a half chatting to the group and reviewing their portfolios. Their insight and advice was incredibly valuable. Students also left with a variety of free promotional books.

More visits tomorrow, including the prestigious illustration journal 3×3. The weather is holding up. Central Park was beautiful this afternoon, while watching a very competitive game of softball. More tomorrow…..

Aaron at B&A reviewing Sarah Goddard's portfolio image

New York! Day 2

Travis Quinn reviews Rachel Orme's portfolio

Travis Quinn reviews Rachel Orme’s portfolio

Deb Archambault reviews Cedric Wurm's portfolio

Deb Archambault reviews Cedric Wurm’s portfolio

The view from the 19th floor of BBH

The view from the 19th floor of BBH

Day 2 of our study visit to New York. Great feedback from students on the appointments that they’ve had up until now. Trips to agents like Mendola, publishers like Nobrow and Advertising agencies are already yielding really useful informations great contacts.

The visit to Bartle Bogle & Hegarty was really inspirational in more than one way. Looking out across uptown Manhattan from the 19th floor of a 1920s Art Deco skyscraper it was hard not dream of what it might be like to work in New York, particularly when hearing English accents coming from a number of the creatives working in what was a typically cool and creative workspace. Well done to Josh for  getting there on time and also bringing a copy of the quotes book.

Great Mexican food was to be found (and eaten!) last night just off Thompson st. & Bleecker st (South Greenwich Village) partly in celebration of Mexican National Day. A great area to visit in the evening…