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Design student wins ‘Talent of the Future’ award

Jagrut's winning design (section)

A Loughborough University Design School student has won £250 and a work experience placement after being selected as Nimlok’s Talent of the Future winner for 2013.

Final year student Jagrut Mistry was shortlisted as one of three finalists by a panel of creative and industry experts. The judging panel was headed up by Olivier Vallee from the leading event and experience marketing agency George P Johnson.

Global exhibition solutions provider Nimlok launched the competition in 2012 to celebrate upcoming talent in the events and design market.  The competition required the entrant to choose a design brief from three exhibition and display scenarios.  Jagrut’s entry was selected as the people’s choice when the competition was opened up to a public vote.

Jagrut said: “I feel elated to have been selected as the winner of this competition. It provides me with further motivation to pursue a career within a creative environment and will be beneficial to developing my experience. The competition has given me the chance to apply my knowledge of design principles effectively where I plan to build upon my experience of entering the competition.”

Dr Darren Southee, Programme Director for Jagrut’s degree in Product Design and Technology, added “Loughborough Design School are delighted that Jagrut has won this award. He has produced some excellent work throughout his time at Loughborough so far.  

“The School’s highly regarded Product Design and Technology BSc develops skills and ability in the development and communication of ideas, ergonomics, interaction, product styling, three-dimensional designing, materials and processes. Jagrut’s proposed exhibition stand design, focusing on creating an immersive and engaging environment, clearly demonstrates he is a worthy winner for such a ‘Talent of the Future’ award.”

In addition to the £250 prize, during his placement with Nimlok Jagrut will get the opportunity to work with a number of leading brands such as Virgin, TomTom and Prudential, and develop a number of products including interactive displays, digital games and exhibition stands.

Lewis Field, head designer at Nimlok, said: “We are looking forward to Jagrut joining our team and enabling him to put his obvious skills to the test.”

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