Niamh is Marketing Society’s Star Creative Student

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student has been named Star Creative Student at the Marketing Society Star Awards for the fourth year running. Niamh Curran, the latest student to receive the accolade, was presented with the award at this year’s ceremony after impressing judges with her work. Twenty-year-old Niamh, from Linlithgow, beat off stiff competition…

Prize Giving 2018: Zoe designs her way to top prizes

Graphic Design student Zoe Leung is enjoying double success after being selected to design the artwork for a show in this summer’s Fringe Festival and scooping a college award. Twenty-six-year-old Zoe, from Glasgow, competed against fellow students in a design competition to win the opportunity to create the artwork for Propeller, a production by the…

Natalie set to inspire at TEDxYouth

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student is set to challenge Scotland’s young people to delve deeper into the relationship between art and science at the first ever TEDxYouth@Glasgow event. Natalie Loh will be giving a talk on ‘Art or Science?’ to encourage the audience to explore new ideas, consider the other option and discover their…

Edinburgh College design student scoops silver award in national industry competition

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student has been recognised as one of the breakthrough marketing stars of the year in a national industry competition. HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design student Lena Sakura was presented with the silver Breakthrough Award at the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) annual award ceremony. The award showcases the best creative talent…

Edinburgh College design student in the running for national award

An Edinburgh College Graphic Design student has been recognised as one of the top three breakthrough marketing stars of the year in a national industry competition. HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design student Lena Sakura has been selected as a finalist in the Direct Marketing Association’s (DMA) Breakthrough Award 2017. The award showcases the best creative…

Graphic Design students pencil in top industry award

Two Edinburgh College Graphic Design students have won one of the most coveted prizes in the design and advertising industries – a special pencil trophy from the D&AD New Blood Awards. Jennifer Grieve and Sarah Lewis joined some of the country’s top young talent to pick up their award after impressing the D&AD judges. Their…

Glow festival ready to light up the city

Edinburgh College’s Glow festival 2017 is about to illuminate the city with a two-month celebration of students’ creative talents. Almost 1,000 students from the college’s creative industries courses will take over city arts venues for performances and exhibitions, showing the work they have been doing over the last year. ​Glow runs until 16 June, with…

Edinburgh College illustration student Aimee Ferrier

Illustration student’s magic witchy win

A gloomy young witch, some visual wizardry and a sprinkling of magic have helped Edinburgh College illustration student Aimee Ferrier win a top local design prize. Aimee’s design for the front cover of a new children’s novel – Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic – won her the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize 2017 and will…

Students help pupils’ creative potential

City school pupils are unshackling their imaginations and getting help to explore creative careers thanks to a project set up by two Edinburgh College Graphic Design students. College students have set up the Creative Ambassador Project, where they go into schools to work directly with students in Art and Design classes to give them the…

Students Launch Year of Young People

Two Edinburgh College NC Graphic Design students joined Mark McDonald, Scottish Government Minister for Childcare and Early Years, and a group of young people from across the country, to launch a national search for young Ambassadors for Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018 (YOYP 2018). Students Molly Nock and Iain Waugh helped design a new…

Scotland’s baby box designs revealed

Edinburgh College Graphic Design student Lena Sakura has been revealed as one of six finalists for the design of Scotland’s baby boxes for newborn children. Lena, who is studying HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design, is among the group of six students from colleges and universities on the final shortlist. Students were asked to produce a…

Design internship launched with Teviot

Teviot, the Edinburgh-based brand and marketing consultancy, has launched Firestarter – a year-long paid internship for a student on Edinburgh College’s Visual Communication HND course. The HND Visual Communication: Graphic Design is an award-winning studio-driven course with a blend of employer engagement, industry collaboration and contemporary design projects. The course has a strong reputation for…

Students Support Year of Young People

A group of 12 Edinburgh College NC Graphic Design and HND Visual Communication Graphic Design students joined 30 primary and secondary school children at a workshop to design the logo and website for the Year of Young People 2018. The initiative is a joint project between the Scottish Government, Young Scot and The Gate agency.…