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Photo of student Frankie's illustrated print of the Hazlerigg Building

Final-year student gets creative in lockdown and aims to boost spirits by selling celebratory graduation prints

A final-year student from Loughborough University has started selling illustrated prints as gift inspiration for those who cannot attend physical graduation ceremonies due to the pandemic.

Frankie Stevens, who studies Graphic Communication and Illustration, started selling illustrations of people’s homes earlier in the summer. From this, she was approached by someone who asked if she could illustrate the iconic Hazlerigg Building as a graduation present.

Frankie was so inspired by the idea that she decided to sell graduation commemoration prints for graduands across the country, including universities based in Manchester, Aberdeen, Bristol, and Durham. The prints include the student’s name, degree and years of study, as well as a drawing of an iconic part of the university campus.

She has successfully sold over 70 to date. The illustrations are available to purchase in sizes A4 and A5, with framed options available and prices ranging from £20-£45 with free postage.

Frankie commented: “I thought the prints were a lovely idea, especially for those students who are unable to have a proper graduation ceremony this year. I’ve received some really positive feedback so far, with people saying the prints have boosted their spirits after graduating in these difficult circumstances.”

Examples of Frankie’s work can be viewed on her Instagram profile, and she is accepting order enquiries through this profile. She has also provided a 10% discount on any print purchases using the code ‘Classof2020’.