Professional Foundation
Professional Foundation
Professional Foundation

Industry Partners

We’re delighted to partner with some of the finest and most experienced brands in design.

They help us keep up to date with the world of design, which helps us develop courses that get you industry ready.

Without further ado, let us proudly introduce our industry partners.




“We design businesses and brands for a more human future” claim R/GA. And that’s exactly what they’ve been doing for almost 50 years. Whether it’s creating augmented reality experiences on social media or building engaging digital user interfaces, R/GA are always at the forefront of design innovations and trends.



Mainframe is a production studio that has been creating beautifully crafted motion graphics and imagery for clients since 2000. Setting up shop in London and Manchester, they are perfectly poised to work with brands up and down the country, including Adidas, Red Bull, Apple and Dyson. When they’re not supporting commercial powerhouses with their creative output, Mainframe partners with us on our Motion Design Professional course.



Renowned globally for their VFX work, award-winning Framestore have a proud history of creating motion graphics for some of Hollywood’s biggest titles. Since their conception in 1986, they’ve utilised the latest technology to constantly make strides in their industry, whether it’s film, television, advertising or virtual reality!

Nomad is one of London’s top visual design and branding studios


Nomad Studio brings together some of the sharpest minds in branding, design and storytelling. Boasting an impressive client list, featuring the likes of Disney, Nike and the Premier League, Nomad stake a valid claim for the title of industry powerhouse.


Creative agency Toyfight are passionate about creating memorable experiences, covering everything from motion and visual design to illustration and UX. Based in Manchester, the Toyfight team are made up of designers, strategists and creative directors, who have worked with an awe-inspiring compilation of brands like Coca-Cola, Warner Bros, Netflix and Arts Council England.

Koto has design studios in Berlin, London and LA.


The team at Koto bring a wealth of knowledge and experience in design and brand strategy to our User Interface courses. Over the years they’ve helped brands stand out. Whether it’s through refreshing a brand’s logo or revamping their colour palette, Koto knows how to make each user interface count.


We Are Peas

We Are Peas are specialists in recruitment for the graphic and motion design industry. They’ve been partnering creative talent with studios, agencies and in-house design teams since 2009. From time to time they check in with our alumni community to host careers sessions, portfolio workshops and networking opportunities.



Put simply, Zappar are leaders in augmented reality technology. Over the past decade, they’ve helped some of the world’s biggest brands create engaging virtual reality experiences, including Liverpool FC, Nestle and 7-Eleven.



Glug serves the creative community by producing live and virtual events, workshops and talks with some of the most talented and innovative minds in the industry. They bring designers and artists together to network, share ideas, challenge norms and generally have a fun time. Since it’s inaugural event in London, the Glug brand has travelled the globe, having hosted events in creative hubs such as New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Sydney, Edinburgh, Austin and Shanghai.


Creative Boom

Creative Boom is one of the leading digital platforms dedicated to the creative industries. Since 2009, they’ve published content aimed at inspiring, elevating and supporting designers, creatives and artists across a multitude of disciples, including motion design, graphic design, branding, illustration and photography. With a 30,000-strong community, it’s safe to say they understand creatives and the challenges they face.


It’s Nice That

It’s Nice That has been championing creativity since 2007 through online content, a bi-annual magazine and industry events. From their online jobs board to their series that highlights the most exciting young creative graduates, they’ve been working hard to make the world of art and design open and available to all.


Mindsparkle Mag

There aren’t many online communities more dedicated and more passionate about design than Mindsparkle Mag’s. From the birth of its digital magazine in 2011, Mindsparkle has been finding and promoting great design to its global audience. Their content covers graphic design, branding, web design, UX/UI, product design, architecture and motion graphics.




With their years of experience, Twine created an online platform to help companies hire quality freelancers in the creative and digital industries. Like us, Twine come from industry themselves, so they know exactly what being a creative freelancer is all about. Our mutual understanding and values make our partnership with Twine a great match.



Not To Scale

Not To Scale is an animation and motion design studio with offices in London, Amsterdam, New York and Los Angeles. With one eye firmly on the future, the self-titled “next generation” creative agency knows exactly which motion graphics and design trends are coming round the corner. Their diverse team of designers, strategists and producers have worked with the likes of Sanatander, Dunkin’ Donuts, Ebay, Unilever and Vodafone, just to name a few.



The Week

The Week is a British digital news publication for readers who want to be in the know. Creating content with their user in mind, The Week curates key news stories into bite-size chunks so their audience gets the whole picture in a digestible and engaging format. We’re delighted they’ve teamed up with us to deliver an industry brief for UX Design Professional.




Reed is the UK’s #1 job website. In a nutshell, they know how to help people get hired. Since 1995, they’ve been observing, understanding and predicting the employment market across a range of industries and professions. In recent years, they’ve been expanding their offering and have become a trusted directory for professional courses and training programmes. Not only are they helping people find their dream job, they’re helping them find the training they need to get there too!