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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.”


Notes for editors

Press release reference number: PR 13/79

1. Global exhibition stand and display provider Nimlok has been creating 3D marketing solutions since its founding in 1970. Solutions range from turnkey stand delivery through to modular and portable displays for smaller events and conferences.

Nimlok works with clients to deliver their brand and marketing objectives delivering much more than just an architectural solution. Services include award winning 3D design, engaging and interactive on-stand digital content, creative show strategies, hi-tech production facilities with CAD/CAM, in house graphics, project management, manufacture and build.

2. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It was awarded the coveted Sunday Times University of the Year 2008-09 title, and is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in national newspaper league tables. In the 2011 National Student Survey, Loughborough was voted one of the top universities in the UK, and has been voted England's Best Student Experience for six years running in the Times Higher Education league. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded six Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

It is a member of the 1994 Group of 11 leading research-intensive universities. The Group was established in 1994 to promote excellence in university research and teaching. Each member undertakes diverse and high-quality research, while ensuring excellent levels of teaching and student experience.


Hannah Bateson
Public Relations Office
Loughborough University
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