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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