Our approach

Studio KT1 is a student-fuelled creative agency born out of Kingston School of Art. Harnessing the unique talents of students within the university to work on offering you fresh ideas and creative thinking to your projects.


Industry based experience is crucial for students to gain confidence and improve their academic endeavours, but this was only applicable within a variety of courses and KSA wanted to extend that opportunity for all students. Company's were desperate to work with Kingston School of Art but faculties didn't have the time or freedom to manage these projects, this is why Studio KT1 was created. 


Our core production evolves around strategic planning, market research and prototyping ideas. All students have their own unique skills and this is now available to access for the first time under a commercial model.

Learning by doing is our philosophy. This drives us to challenge students to reach their upmost potential and to achieve the best project outcome for our clients.

The culture of Studio KT1 is powered by creative students at Kingston University: Kingston School of Art. This diversity opens up a vibrant and rich environment full of ideas and experiences. We're proud that every member of our team has one common desire; to be better. The values represented in Studio KT1 projects are to be ambitious, to support one another and to take pride in our work. 

Each project has a creative lead from KSA that guides the students and a project director to manage the process and the client relationship.


London for Fashion
UK for Design and Crafts*
London for Media and Film studies
London for Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations


UK for Art

D&AD Yellow Pencil Winner 2017
D&AD Black Pencil Winner 2017

Best animation: Royal Television Society Award 2019


Best animation: Royal Television Society Award 2019


Entrepreneurship Awards 2018

Anne Tyrrell Student Design Award 2019

How it works


The brief

You co-design the brief with us


You brief the students

What is your challenge?



Review the ideas and provide feedback



Attend final pitches and pin-up of work produced



Build our ideas and we deliver

Learning through making : Live experience with a client 

Getting use to working in multidisciplinary teams - collaboration 

Earning whilst learning : bridging the gap between student and freelancer

Being able to put your name in their


Your benefits


Working with a world class art school

Connecting with future talent

Access to student's


 Brand promotion and


Student Benefits


Meet the team

The students

You’ll be working with a team of students drawn from across the university specially selected to work on your brief.  

Jonathan Gander

Jonathan is an experienced academic with a specialism in creative management. He is currently Head of Department of Creative & Cultural Industries at Kingston School of Art. He has published extensively on the creative industries particularly on fashion and music industries. His latest book Strategic Analysis: A Creative and Cultural Industries perspective, looks at how strategic thinking needs to adapt to the specific challenges faced by managers of creative firms.

Russell Miller

Russell is designer and artist with a background in digital. He worked for News International before joining BBC Radio 1 as their lead designer. He set up his own studio and worked on projects for BBC, C4, Sony Music, ITV and MTV. Something about exhibitions. His current side hustle is creative director of No Heroes - a social action brewery.

Claire Selby


Claire has over 20 years experience as a business developer and client account manager in the creative industries. She has spent over ten years in education specialising in commercial partnerships. Her career has taken her from a small London print shop, to the world's largest image supplier Getty Images and on to D&AD and beyond. Previous clients include Samsung, Modzilla, Marks & Spencer, Barclays, Lee/Wrangler, Coop and Arup. She does mudlarking, improv comedy and cheese in her spare time.

Josephine Miller

Josephine is a second year student studying Art Direction at Kingston School of Art, specialising in 3D and digital design. She has helped to start and grow the agency through UX,UI as well as the website with Niall. She aspires to become an Art director in the digital sector, and is exploring the possibilities of incorporating AR, VR and AI to change experiences.

Niall Hodgson

Niall is a second year student of the Creative and Cultural Industries: Design Marketing. He specialises in brand design, consultancy and marketing strategies. Niall worked with Josephine to help develop and grow opportunities to other students through studio kt1

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