‘Real world’ win for Eye design student

Jordan Penny, formerly of Diss High School, has won the Suffolk Academies Trust design award.
Jordan Penny, formerly of Diss High School, has won the Suffolk Academies Trust design award.

A winning design by a former Diss High School pupil will soon be seen across Suffolk.

Jordan Penny’s design for a logo for Suffolk Academies Trust will be used on all its branding and publicity, including building signage, letterheads and websites.

The 17-year-old’s logo was chosen ahead of competition from art and design students from West Suffolk College in Bury St Edmunds and Suffolk One in Ipswich.

Working with team-mate Kyle Quinn, from Bury, Jordan designed a logo to a commercial brief then made a presentation to senior staff at the trust.

Jordan, from Eye, is in his second year of a graphic design diploma and is due to go to university in September. He said: “It was very interesting doing the work for an actual situation and to see my work put to use in the real world.”

The prize for his winning design is a week’s internship at Trebuchet, an Ipswich creative marketing agency, and an Amazon voucher.

Derek Johnson, head of West Suffolk’s art and design school, said: “This type of real-life commercial brief is what my school and this college is all about. It offers genuine industry experience as well as excellent material for their portfolios. The students did a fantastic job, as their work testifies.”