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Chartered Society of Designers present awards to Art and Design graduates

Seven students recognised for excellence in design and innovation

Winners of the CSD Awards
Students with CSD representatives

Representatives from the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) attended the launch event of the 2017 NTU Art & Design Degree Show to present seven students with awards recognising excellence in their respective areas of design and creativity.

The 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 an 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 area of Art and Design at NTU are accredited by 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 universities 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 CSD.

The students selected for 2017 awards from NTU's CSD accredited courses were: Hannah Manley (BA (Hons) Product Design), Simone Chester (BA (Hons) Furniture & Product Design), Anouska Tarleton (BA (Hons) Interior Architecture & Design), Nikki Charlesworth (BA (Hons) Theatre Design), Fumi Shimomura (BA (Hons) Decorative Arts), Rosa Hutchesson (BA (Hons) Textile Design) and Maisie Hambleton (BA (Hons) Graphic Design).

Each received a copy of internationally renowned design book,The Art of Looking Sideways by Alan Fletcher a late Fellow of the Society. All are Student members of the Society and are entitled to automatic entry as Associate Members of CSD, comprising full access to professional services and advice, discounts on training and events, and the accolade of immediately being able to use the affix Assoc.CSD after their name.

Frank Peters, CEO of the CSD, presented the awards and said: "We are very impressed by the quality of creative work on show here. The NTU degree show is a great celebration of the significant achievements of the NTU design students.CSD is happy to support designers at every level; it’s not just about creativity, it’s how you deliver it and your professional practice. We are there to support you on your journey and, as of the day you graduate, we are pleased to welcome you as our colleagues. Chartered Designer status is recognised across the industry and we very much hope that you will continue with us as you progress through your careers.”

Frank Peters was accompanied by Nigel Morris MCSD, Head of Visual Communications at ARUP, and Christopher Radcliffe FCSD, Head of Interior Design at Maber Architects, himself a design alumnus of Nottingham Trent University, who added “During your careers, you will experience many aspects of the design sector and CSD is an invaluable source of advice and information throughout”

Chartered Society of Designers present awards to Art and Design graduates

Published on 9 June 2017
  • Subject area: Art and design
  • Category: Culture; School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment; School of Art & Design

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