‘Real world’ win for Eye design student
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.”