An exciting month for Graphic Design students

It's been an exciting start to 2024 for our Graphic Design students, who have hit the ground running this term, with Long Road Alumni returning to get specialist talks, as well as competitions to get involved in.

During the first week of term, former student Oscar Peake, returned to college to deliver a live brief to students. Back in 2020, Oscar discovered his passion for pizza and has since then secured a permanent residency at a local pub, cooking delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas, as well as delivering his creations across Cambridge for parties, events and even office lunches! Oscar has now enlisted the support of our students to design stand-out pizza boxes! Oscar discussed his background, explained the brief and took questions from the students. They now have until 14th February to submit their entries. The winner will be awarded a £100 prize and be given the chance to work with Oscar again on future design work! 

A few weeks later, the Graphics students were treated to another talk and exciting competition, from Long Road Alumni Archie Edwards. Archie spoke to the students about his time in their shoes, studying Graphic Design at Long Road, his experience at Nottingham Trent University and his life working as a designer since graduating. He will also be setting a live brief to design the marketing materials for an event at CJs vintage shop in Cambridge. The winner will see their event come to life, be given the opportunity to work with CJs vintage in the future, as well as 100 pounds to spend in store. The students greatly enjoyed the talk as he gave an honest and frank discussion on university and how to get into the industry and helped them understand where they could be, 5 years from now.