29th January 2002

 

STUDENTS SCOOP BUSINESS DESIGN AWARDS

 

Lincoln Graphic Design students are celebrating winning two out of six awards in student category of the National Business Calendar Awards.

 

Tom Featherby (19) from Norfolk and Jennifer Rushby (33) from Ruskington, Lincolnshire, both second-year students at the Lincoln School of Art and Design, received certificates of merit for their innovative calendar designs, which are now exhibited alongside professional work in London.

 

They received their awards at the London College of Printing along with four other students from art colleges across the country including Central St Martins School of Art and Design.

 

“The aim of the competition was to provide innovative design solutions relevant to a business brief,” commented course leader Carolyn Puzzovio. “They could choose any organisation as their client.”

 

“It’s not the first time one of our students has been recognised – recent graduate Jason Creasy won the first prize in 2000, presented by Dr Susan Greenfield. But this time I’m delighted because we won two of the six awards.”

 

Tom Featherby designed a calendar for a recycling company. “I wanted to encourage people to think about recycling,” he said. “The awards ceremony itself was a good way to meet all of the big national design companies and it will be good for my CV.”

 

Jennifer Rushby chose to design a calendar for South East Water. “I’m really pleased with the result and it was interesting to see all of the other entries at the ceremony,” she said.

 

“I had a series of clerical jobs before deciding on a complete career change and doing a foundation course at the Lincoln School of Art and Design. It’s amazing to think that I’ve now won an award for one of my designs.”

 

For more information about BA (Hons) Graphic Design contact the Lincoln School of Art and Design, part of the University of Lincoln, on 01522 895050.

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For more information contact: Jez Ashberry,

University of Lincoln Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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