Monday, 8 November 2010

From Wolverhampton to Bath

Ben Foxall graduated from the Graphic Communication course in 2008. His studies here combined with his own grit and determination saw him land a job with the prestigious Future Publishing, based in Bath (

Ben now works as an editorial designer on the successful title, Cycling Plus.

Recently Cycling Plus was named ‘Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year’ at the prestigious PPA Awards 2010. According to Future, more than 1,000 guests from across the magazine publishing industry gathered for the 30th anniversary of the event, which celebrates editorial and publishing excellence in the consumer and business media sector.

“Winning the PPA Award for Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year 2010 was a huge achievement for Cycling Plus. We beat some pretty tough, more mainstream competition – Radio Times, Lonely Planet, Jamie, Learn with Peppa Pig – and that’s testament to some great work from the whole team including the art department. How a magazine looks is as important as the words within and you don’t win awards if the designers don’t do an excellent job...”
ROB SPEDDING Editor, Cycling Plus
Ben says of his time there:

“As a designer at Cycling Plus I obviously layout a lot of pages of the magazine but I also have to art direct all manner of photo shoots, from simple tools for the ‘tested’ section, all the way up to covers and features. Fortunately Cycling Plus has become one of the best selling magazines within the company and the country, which, I hope, is with a little help from me.”

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