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Chartered Society of Designers awards for excellence in design at the 2016 Art & Design Degree Show

Representatives from the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) attended the launch event of the 2016 Art and Design Degree Show to present seven students with awards recognising excellence in their respective areas of design.

Mario Pimenta
CSD winner for graphic design, Mario Pimenta de Oliveira

The Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) is the professional body for designers and the authority on professional design practice. It prides itself as being "the internationally recognised body for the design profession, providing support and guidance for designers at every stage of their career 'from learning to earning'"™.

The society is not a trade body or association, and membership is only awarded to individual designers who prove their professional competence as defined by the society's rigorous standards.

Seven courses in the areas of Art and Design at NTU are accredited by the CSD, and this status is reviewed annually by the society to ensure that standards and outcomes are continually being met. Only a very small handful of other UK institutions can boast this level of accreditation across so many Art and Design course areas. Students on accredited courses benefit from automatic student e-membership of the CSD.

The seven students selected for 2016 awards from NTU's CSD accredited courses were Emily Griffiths (BA Hons Decorative Arts); Ryan Overton (BA Hons Furniture and Product Design); Mario Pimenta de Oliveira (BA Hons Graphic Design); Shanshan Jiang (BA Hons Interior Architecture and Design); Andrew Marsh (BA Hons Product Design); Kate Pearson (BA Hons Textile Design); and Constance Burley (BA Hons Theatre Design).

Frank Peters, CEO of the CSD who presented the awards, said: "We are very impressed by the quality of creative work on show here. The NTU degree show is a fantastic event and a celebration of the significant achievements of these design students over their time here.

"At the CSD we are keen to support students in the next stage of their development. Design doesn't stop at university – it carries on, it can be challenging, but it's also about having fun! It's important to have a support network within the creative industries and we are here to help young designers in the professional world with a whole range of support and advice as they take their next steps forward."

Chartered Society of Designers awards for excellence in design at the 2016 Art & Design Degree Show

Published on 22 June 2016
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design

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