Art and Design students win internship at local creative agency


The winners of the design competition in collaboration with Leeds-based creative design agency ACD&B have been revealed.

As part of the competition to support the next generation of graphic designers, the BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media Practice students were tasked with creating a brand name, strapline and packaging design for a premium cosmetic range.

The standard of work produced by the students was of such a high standard that two were crowned winners. Zaynab Hosseini and Lucy Rigby impressed the team with their creative approach and unique designs. The duo has won an internship at ACD&B where they’ll get the opportunity to work on client briefs and create work for their portfolio, as well as Amazon vouchers.

Grace Clifford, Course Leader at Kirklees College said:

“Working with ACD&B was a really enjoyable experience for both the students and staff involved. It was hugely beneficial for the students to be able to discuss their ideas and developing projects with Chris and his team who offered them insightful feedback from an industry perspective.”

Zaynab Hosseini said:

“The opportunity was a unique and enjoyable process that I learnt a lot from. The project enabled me to express my creativity as well as complete an industry standard brief.”

Lucy Rigby added:

“Working on the design brief gave me a fun opportunity to explore areas of Fine Art that I wouldn’t usually choose, whilst also helping me to improve in different areas, in particular the structural development of the packaging.”

Chris Parkinson, Managing Director at ACD&B and former student, said:

“The standard was incredibly high which made it very difficult to choose an overall winner, which is why we picked two. Zaynab and Lucy both grasped the brief and delivered on every aspect of it. It’s been a pleasure to work with Kirklees College and we will be collaborating with next year’s cohort of students too.”

For more information about our Art and Design courses, please visit https://www.kirkleescollege.ac.uk/subjects/art-and-design/.

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