Student wins national competition

FdA Graphic Design student, Jacob Ham, has won a national competition set by Creative Conscience. 1,000 creative thinkers submitted projects and Jacob’s marketing campaign and re-design of the branding for Anxiety UK stood out.

Creative Conscience promote “a global movement that aims to improve the communities we live and work in, helping to transform the wider world” and “socially valuable, human centred design that enables and inspires people to change their lives and the lives of those around them for the better.”

The self-initiated project formed the basis of the students’ Professional Studio Practice module. This module aims to allow the students to demonstrate that they are highly motivated and are able to generate industry standard artwork.

Jacob designed a range of materials, with a strong consistent brand, including artwork for social media, a bespoke website, printed media and a functioning mobile app for users to record changing emotions.

We are all over the moon with Jacob’s achievement. He is due to attend the prize giving ceremony in London on 3 June at the IBM headquarters in London.

Richard Hall, FdA Graphic Design Lecturer, said: “Jacob was passionate about developing artwork for a charity. Our foundation degree in graphic design allows our students some freedom to place focus on what they are passionate about and what they want to see in their creative portfolio. It supports their progression, intensions and career goals.”

Jacob Ham, FdA Graphic Design student and competition winner, commented: "Being awarded for my work is something special, especially because of the nature of the project being based around personal experience. It is a topic that nobody really wants to talk about but when you talk, all that weight seems to lift. I'm extremely glad my message received acknowledgement."

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FdA Graphic Design

Delivered by industry experienced staff, this programme is designed in partnership with employers and will prepare you for employment, or self-employment, as a professional designer.