Graphic Design student named as winner in the 2016 Penguin Random House Design Awards

Year One BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Kirstie Hamilton has been awarded third place in this year's Penguin Random House Design Awards, for her entry in the Children’s Cover Award category.

Year One BA (Hons) Graphic Design student Kirstie Hamilton has been awarded third place in this year's Penguin Random House Design Awards, for her entry in the Children’s Cover Award category.

The competition, which was open to undergraduate and postgraduate students across the UK, asked the entrants to design a new cover for Emil and the Detectives, to bring the classic book to a new generation of readers. After shortlisting had taken place, the students were given feedback on their designs from Anna Billson, Art Director at Penguin Books, and were able to improve on their original submission before final judging.

Kirstie received a £250 cash prize, with the judges commenting on the confidence and the fun look of the cover. Francesca Dow, Managing Director at Penguin Random House UK Children's Books, commented on Kirstie's work, saying: "A bold, jaunty, confident cover, which catches the eye immediately and has lots of little details on close inspection that gives clues to the plot."
Kirstie told us: "I was so excited when we got the brief to enter the Penguin Random House Design Awards. It was a great experience getting my design ready and submitting it.

"I never expected to have been shortlisted this early on. I'm only a first year student and to have this amazing experience really gave me an insight into what is possible! Penguin is such a respected company for design and being able to see my work on the Penguin Random House Design Awards website is amazing. I never imagined I'd be shortlisted and then receive third place."

Graphic Design student named as winner in the 2016 Penguin Random House Design Awards

Published on 20 July 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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