Graphic Design winners visit Sir Paul Smith

Four students from our BA (Hons) Graphic Design course were recently invited to visit Sir Paul Smith in his Covent Garden studio.

Paul Smith with 4 NTU graphic design students in his office in London
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Paul Smith with NTU graphic design students Chloe Crump, Hristiyan Pavlov, Sean Watson and Harriet Kennedy
The project provides them with a great opportunity to work with a prestigious client and to experience a real-world design brief.

Kathryn Coates, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design

Four students from our BA (Hons) Graphic Design course were recently invited to visit Sir Paul Smith in his Covent Garden studio. The Nottingham-born fashion designer had set our Graphic Design students a challenge to design a bottle for a new and fictitious Paul Smith perfume.

NTU students were supported and mentored by a creative from Sir Paul's design team and got to pitch their ideas and outcomes. The strongest projects were sent to London for Sir Paul to judge and the winner, (or winners in this case), were invited to meet him and receive their prizes.

Out of the sixteen brilliant entries submitted, Sir Paul thought that four of them were 'worthy winners' and decided to award first place to them all! Second-year students Chloe Crump, Hristiyan Pavlov, Sean Watson and Harriet Kennedy all had the opportunity to travel to London to meet with Sir Paul.

Kathryn Coates, senior lecturer in Graphic Design commented: "For the last two years our second year students have worked on a live brief set by Sir Paul Smith. The project provides them with a great opportunity to work with a prestigious client and to experience a real-world design brief."

NTU has a long-standing relationship with Paul Smith. Sir Paul has worked with a number of students from across the School of Art & Design, setting projects and competition briefs. Since 2008, the School has also offered a number of Paul Smith scholarships, allowing students studying Fashion at Masters level to undertake an exchange to Bunka Women's University, Japan's most respected university and fashion college. In 2006 Sir Paul also visited the University to officially open the refurbished Bonington Art and Design building.

Graphic Design winners visit Sir Paul Smith

Published on 13 January 2014
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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