Graphic Communication students are international design award winners

Date 16.11.2015

​​Three Graphic Communication students from the University of Northampton have boosted their career prospects after scooping much-coveted international design awards.

D&AD New Blood is an international design and advertising award aimed at students and recent graduates from around the globe, with creative briefs set by industry professionals.

Entries submitted by Gemma Minchin, Rosemary Nicholas and Victoria Langridge were chosen as winners by judging panels made up of creatives from the world of design and advertising.

Alexis Taylor, Programme Leader for 2D Design at the University, said: “Creatives the world over value the D&AD New Blood Awards above any other and winning truly marks you out as one of the best.

“To have three of our students win is not only brilliant for their portfolios and future career prospects, but also enhances the superb reputation our Graphic Communication degree course enjoys.

“Students on our course are encouraged to enter industry standard awards, which helps them gain a real understanding of what employers are looking for in a creative.”

Victoria Langridge won the npower award for producing a range of work associated with Lumi – an app designed to raise awareness of the different energy saving options available to customers.

Her entry included concepts for postal marketing, interactive digital advertising and elements of the app itself.

Victoria said: “Winning this award has been the icing on the cake for me. After three years of hard work, having left a permanent job to become a student again, this award has given me the confidence to pursue a career in graphic design.”

Victoria’s entry can be viewed on the D&AD website.

Gemma Minchin won an award after producing advertising artwork for newspapers, websites and posters promoting three films from acclaimed director Ridley Scott – Alien, Blade Runner and Prometheus.

Her winning work can be viewed on the D&AD website.

Rosemary Nicholas’ award entry was based around Japanese film director and animator Hayao Miyazaki. She created a fictitious cinema event to celebrate 30 years of his work, and produced a promotional poster featuring hand-rendered typography.

Rosemary’s winning entry can be viewed on the D&AD website.