Inspirational Student Designs Awarded at National Ceremony

Students win gold, silver and bronze at Creative Conscience Awards

Talented students from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are celebrating after being recognised at a national design awards ceremony.

The seven students from graphic design and advertising courses won gold, silver and bronze at the annual the Creative Conscience Awards, which celebrate projects that aim to improve local communities and inspire and help change people’s lives through the art of design.

Graphic design student Dom Parsons won gold for a typeface he created for the Grenfell Tower campaigners and community. The design incorporated the structure of the building that tragically caught fire in June 2017 and the typeface was designed to create a unified voice for the two-year anniversary of the disaster.

Advertising students Ran Duan and Xuebing Liu won silver for their own touching project focusing on organ donation. They aimed to help start more conversations with children without scaring them. Teaming up with the NHS Organ Donation organisation and the Build a Bear Workshop, they reuse the hearts and eyes from old toy bears and use them for new toys.

Jay Austin and Gabe Aplando, fourth year graphic design students, earned their bronze prize for their project ‘Fence Fairies’; a typeface designed to be used on banners, picket signs and newspaper adverts in aid of the protests against fracking.

Another two graphic design students, Jonathan Mount and Lucy Child, also received bronze for their community project; ‘The Wood House’; a charity that reclaims and repurposes different types of wood whilst supporting vulnerable people. The design makes use of the organisation’s resources as well as aiding delivering their message.

“There were so many passionate and touching projects submitted this year, all of which championed worthy causes that don’t often get spoken about in public.”

Chrissy Levett, founder of Creative Conscience

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The Great Northern Creative Expo

The Great Northern Creative Expo has evolved from a commitment to promote and showcase the creative talent that has been developed at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and to also introduce to the world, the fantastic students and professionals that we have working at the University, whilst opening our doors to the city, to the North and the world beyond. Once again, the expo will introduce a variety of talent which will include film, photography, media and journalism with performances, workshops, masterclasses, music, monologues, networking, animation and inspiration to one and all. The expo has attracted some of the leading creative talent (nationally and internationally) and we are pleased to offer students, academics and the general public the opportunity to share a stimulating experience of creative talent which can be viewed, evaluated and enjoyed by everyone!

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