Monday, 27 October 2014

Craig Hancock and Katie Collins - Visual Communications Success

Following the success of a pilot project, second year visual communication students will be working on live branding projects set by Ian Hayes and David Cooper from Happy Giraffe, and the best student responses will be rewarded with paid internships.

Marc Austin, course leader for Graphic Design worked with second and third year students on sample projects from Happy Giraffe last year and is delighted with the quality of work and professional responses from participants.

“The importance of working with real clients of this calibre is not to be underestimated. We are excited to have the opportunity to work with Happy Giraffe. Their professional expertise, enthusiasm and reputation will help to create invaluable opportunities for our students. invaluable addition to the course. We are lucky to share the same professional philosophy, approach to conceptual development and commitment to promoting  design talent the Midlands.”  says Marc Austin

Originally, Happy Giraffe offered a single paid placement as a prize to students tackling the project briefs, but the quality of work submitted meant that 2 winners were given the opportunity to engage with internships at the thriving Stourbridge company - Craig Hancock (now studying on the Masters programme in Digital and Visual Communication at The University of Wolverhampton) and Katie Collins who is now in her final year of the Graphic Design course were deserving winners amidst excellent competition from their peers. 

Ian Hayes, Senior Brand Creative at Happy Giraffe said:

“We have really enjoyed the internship collaboration both Craig and Katie have been brilliant, a real credit to the University. They have worked hard and contributed to our busy studio. Katie is still with us part time for two days a week, she doesn't want to leave!”

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