Creative Conscience Awards 2019 - Update

This summer, UCLan students won gold, silver and bronze at the Creative Conscience Awards.

Seven students from our graphic design and advertising courses recieived awards, which celebrate projects that aim to improve local communities and inspire and help change people’s lives through ideas and design.

 

“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.”

 

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, final 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.

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.

Chrissy Levett, founder of Creative Conscience, said: “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.”

Big thanks to Creative Conscience and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

D&AD New Blood Awards 2019 - Update

We’d just like to repeat our congratulations to all this year’s D&AD New Blood entrants and winners. The awards were presented by ex-Preston student Harriet Devoy who will spend this year as D&AD President alongside her role as Creative Director of Design, Marketing Communications at Apple EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa).


adidas
2HRS TO 2020
Wood Pencil
- by Yi Zhang & Ariel Austris Tabaks


adidas
Pool
Yellow Pencil
- by Lucy Child & Francesca Hanley


Heinz
Heinz State
Wood Pencil
- by Angus Meikle


Monotype
Fence Fairies
Wood Pencil
- by Gabe Aplando & Jay Austin


The Times
Break the Cycle
Graphite Pencil
- by Brandon Thomas


Virgin
Virgin Favours the Brave
Wood Pencil
- by Angus Meikle & Dom Parsons


Also, congratulations to ex-student Jack Parker who won yellow, white and black pencils for his adidas entry.


Some Photos…

D&AD New Blood Awards 2019

Congratulations to all this years students who have just been nominated for the global student D&AD New Blood Awards. Winners will be announced on Thursday 11th July at the New Blood Awards Ceremony.

Here we feature the nominees:

Good luck to one and all!

Boredom - D&AD Highly Commended 2017

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The Box - Silk screened black on Grey millboard

The Box - Silk screened black on Grey millboard

The rules, start & question cards, dice & counters - printed black on Grey millboard

The rules, start & question cards, dice & counters - printed black on Grey millboard

The Game. Click to play film

Start card - Detail

Start card - Detail

Boring question cards - Example

Boring question cards - Example

Social - Instagram feed

Social - Instagram feed

Boring Tube Advertisement - Example

Boring Tube Advertisement - Example

Pay off slide

Pay off slide

Batteries not included gag - Referenced & reinterpreted

Batteries not included gag - Referenced & reinterpreted

Beautifully under designed concept with a consistent down beat look and feel, with zeitgeist overtones. A great example of a project built purely on and around one pertinent word.

The results are in

Not before time, we'd like to congratulate this year's award winners.

At D&AD New Blood, advertising had fantastic success with a Yellow and Graphite Pencil. Graphic Design came away with the Wood award.

Also congratulations to our winners at this year's Creative Conscience awards.

Amazing (hard) work everybody.

Ya wang (DIANA), Jemma Redpath, gail mcfadzean & olivia downing (tutor)

Ya wang (DIANA), Jemma Redpath, gail mcfadzean & olivia downing (tutor)

james clarke, louis murphy-hancock, nathaneal johnson, andy Boakyi-aboagye & troy witter

james clarke, louis murphy-hancock, nathaneal johnson, andy Boakyi-aboagye & troy witter

Have a look at their projects:

Advertising

D&AD - Jemma Redpath

D&AD - Gail McFadzean

Graphic Design

D&AD - Ya Wang (Diana)

Creative Conscience - James Clarke & Louis Murphy-Hancock

Creative Conscience - Andy Boakyi-Aboagye, Nathaneal Johnson & Troy Witter

Connecting Creativity - A cause for our times

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Here we are proud to feature a piece of work created by two of our 4th year students, Louis Murphy-Hancock & James Clarke, that has just won a Creative Conscience Award 2018.

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The concept of trying to create a coherent and organised front to tackle the current refusal by those in government to acknowledge the importance of the creative arts in our primary and secondary schools, is timely.

We think the time is right for a clarion call and with several prominent figures in the creative arts already beginning to voice their opinions with respect to this subject, maybe we have found a banner under which we can all march?

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D&AD 2018 Festival: some snaps

I was lucky enough to get a pass into this year's D&AD festival in London and do a little networking as well as have a look at some of the nominated work on display. Here are a few badly edited highlights.

It was interesting to note the paired back minimalism and economy of design applied to many pieces of work. For the student of design, many of the basic underlying principles of visual communications were evident including clever and intriguing visual connections, juxtaposition, use of multiples, secondary use, paper engineering, dynamic cropping and appropriate use of illustration styles.

From the Archive

Here we feature some very rare images of the early student D&AD awards circa 1980. The students & staff on the Graphics course had a clean sweep in the competitions first year, with Preston Polytechnic winning all 4 categories!

The Judges deliberate, Alan Fletcher being one of them.

The Judges deliberate, Alan Fletcher being one of them.

Some of the winners from the class of 1980.

Some of the winners from the class of 1980.

Student s & staff receiving their award.

Student s & staff receiving their award.

Here we feature some of the award winning work.

What the judges thought of the winners work.

What the judges thought of the winners work.

D&AD New Blood Awards hit for six

In July, Preston students managed to win a fantastic six pencils at the D&AD New Blood awards. Look through the links below, get inspired and get to know the standard required. Plus, a special mention to Harriet who was involved in three pencils and showing us all what's possible!

Amy Wooding – Us to You in 1 Hour
Ashton Hoban – John Lewis Saves the Day
Charlie Bulmer – Fighting Conceptions
Harriet Richardson – Boredom - The Bored Game
Harriet Richardson – Samples
Harriet Richardson & George Townley – Creative Block