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.

Generation Adidas

Here we feature a Creative Conscience Award winner from 2018 by Andy, Nathan & Troy with their concept of communal energy generation in partnership with Adidas.

Sometimes a word has two meanings

Sometimes a word has two meanings

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The Adidas three strips used as a graphic devise

The Adidas three strips used as a graphic devise

Black& White photography with a green glowing focus point.

Black& White photography with a green glowing focus point.

In context - Poster 1

In context - Poster 1

In context - Poster 2

In context - Poster 2

In context - Poster 3

In context - Poster 3

The mechanics

The mechanics

Energy storing wristband concept

Energy storing wristband concept

App - Personal data recorded, stored & shared

App - Personal data recorded, stored & shared

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Heat sensitive touch points

Heat sensitive touch points

Environment - Landmarks around London light up to show support

Environment - Landmarks around London light up to show support

Environment - Communal sporting facilities powered by electricity generated

Environment - Communal sporting facilities powered by electricity generated

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An excellent example of a well thought through concept based on a clever word play and backed up with a clear, distinct and appropriate visual look and feel.

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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Dominic Parsons wins Creative Conscience award

Year 2 Graphic Design student Dominic Parsons, is a prize-winner in the Creative Conscience Awards. His project is about computer hacking ‘Type for Change’.

 
Entering design competitions in the second year gives us a great opportunity to have our work recognised by industry before we go out on placement.
— Dominic Parsons
 

The project ‘Type for Change’ visually communicates the achievements of the online activist community highlighting the true power for change we all have at our fingertips. ‘Type for Change’ is a composite typeface that has been designed to represent this world-wide community. It has been created by sourcing and compiling different keys, taken from both PC and Apple keyboards from all regions and nations across the globe where online activism has become an important tool for change.

Winner!

Winner!