8th April 2003

 

DESIGN STUDENT HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD

 

A student from the Lincoln School of Art and Design has created a new corporate image for a Lincoln salon.

 

Nichola Bate, proprietor of Digits salon on Carholme Road, asked the students to design a new image for the business which would appear on the shop sign and business stationery such as business cards, flyers and even gift vouchers.

 

“I took the business over from my mother and wanted to create a new corporate image,” said Nichola (31).

 

“There were two designs which I really liked, but I decided that the winner would look best on both the sign and the stationery.”

 

The design chosen by Nichola was created by 18-year-old National Diploma Graphic Design student Christopher Ashton from Welton.

 

“The design was created as a one-day project so I was extremely impressed by what was achieved in the length of time available,” said Geoff Kitchen, course leader.

 

“The image is quite a sophisticated, stylised piece of artwork and the typography works well with it.”

 

The salon, which offers nail extensions, nail art, beauty treatments and hairdressing, will be re-launched with an official open evening this Thursday (10th April) at 7.30pm.

 

At the opening Chris will be presented with a cash prize of £25 plus a gift voucher for £40 which is imprinted with the new logo.

 

“The evening is open to everyone,” said Nichola. “It will be very informal with a glass of wine and guests will be free to either watch or participate in the activities.”

 

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Photographers are welcome to attend the event.

For more information contact: Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

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