Graphic Design Level 3 students have been working with The Ideas Foundation. The Foundation works with schools to help students gain skills to get them into creative employment. They work with companies to commission design briefs.
They set our students a brief to design leaflets, badges and stickers to advertise creative careers. The day was a great success with students designing leaflets, stickers and badges. These will be used at the careers event in Peterborough. The Ideas Foundation were so impressed by our students’ work that they couldn’t choose a winner, so every student had their work used.
A London-based company called bags&bones also came in and set the brief of designing a neon light which promotes creativity. Millie Adams won the neon light competition. Her light has been manufactured and will be put up in the graphic design classroom.
Emma Burton, Graphic Design course team leader, says: “It was an invaluable experience for our students to get one-to-one feedback from creative professionals and gave them great skills in working to tight deadlines and producing work for commercial use.”