14th July 2005

 

LONDON LAUNCH FOR WINNING DESIGN

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The logo for the new Creative & Cultural Skills designed by a student at the University of Lincoln has been unveiled at an official launch at the British Museum in London.

Final-year Graphic Design student Rebecca Turner (22), who is due to graduate in September, entered the Creative and Cultural Skills Visual Identity Competition back in March.

Rebecca has won £1,000 and a two-week work experience placement at The Team brand communications agency in London. The runners up were featured in an online gallery.

Creative and Cultural Skills spokeswoman Lucy Chudley said: “We didn’t include Rebecca’s entry as part of the online gallery as we didn’t want to give away our new look identity until the launch.”

Creative and Cultural Skills is the latest addition to the 25 industry-specific sector skills councils backed by the Government, which make up the new 'Skills for Business' network.

Commenting on Rebecca’s design, Lucy said: “It was selected as the winning entry not only because it was clear she had read and understood the brief, but also because she had researched the organisation’s values which were incorporated into her design.

“Her spirograph concept and colour palette had eight elements to represent the eight different sectors which CCSkills covers. The new identity has been used on the corporate stationery, launch brochure and website.”

Rebecca’s entry was unanimously voted the winner by the panel of judges which included David Pocknell, Executive Creative Director, Conran Design Group; Kate Stanners, Executive Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi; and Lynn Modaberi, Head of Design, Science Museum.

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