Budding creative designers were given a taste of the industry when they were challenged with a live brief to produce a design for one of the UKs leading card manufacture.

Representatives from Hallmark cards set Bury College UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media students a live commercial brief which involved choosing a design theme and concept. Putting their creativity, originality and skills to the ultimate test, students worked hard to produce a piece of work that could be commercially used by the greeting card publisher.   

Jo Philips, Head of Creative Services at Hallmark, was impressed by the work of the students and believed the standard of work was exceptionally high. Delighted to be crowned winner was David Later, a second year UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Interactive Media and Games Design.

The former St Monica’s RC High School pupil created an exotic design where he edited pictures he had taken from his holiday to Florida. David used a range of bold colours to create an eye-catching theme. David said, “I was over the moon to find out that I had won the competition, I really didn’t expect it. I really enjoyed taking part in the live brief it was really interesting.”

This is the 8th successful year of Bury College partnering with Hallmark cards, an exceptional opportunity for students to further enhance their skills and receive advice and feedback from industry leading professionals.     

Jo added, “The standard of work this year was brilliant, all the students demonstrated a thorough understanding of the brief and executed their designs with good consideration for the consumer.”

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