23rd July 2002




The boss of a Beverley design firm was so impressed with interactive multimedia work on show at the Hull School of Art & Design that he offered jobs to two graduates.


Phillip Barrow, managing director of the JMP Partnership in Woodmansey, near Beverley, says it’s unusual for his small company to recruit local graduates.


But he was persuaded by the quality of the work at the Interactive Multimedia degree show at the Hull School of Art & Design and signed up new graduates John Clemenson and Alex McKenzie.


The job offer was the second piece of good news John has received recently – he was also given a Best New Blood Award at the British Design and Art Direction Awards last month.


A panel of industry of industry specialists judged work on display at the awards ceremony in London and gave a small number of Best New Blood Awards to the students responsible for the best work.


“We were very impressed by the students’ work at their degree show – it was outstanding,” said Phillip Barrow.


“We’re not a large company so we don’t often recruit local graduates, but this year we were so impressed by these two that we took them on. We need to take graduates from wherever we find the right quality.”


When they take up their new posts John (26) from Pasture Street, Beverley and Alex (21) from Delhi Street, Hull will be creating interactive promotional material and web sites for the JMP Partnership’s clients.


The pair will graduate with first-class honours in Interactive Multimedia at Hull City Hall on Tuesday 30th July at 11.30am.


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