Design and Creative Arts students are winners at the Creative Conscience Awards 2021

Four students from the School of Design and Creative Arts have won Creative Conscience Awards, as well as three student projects commended, and two shortlisted.

The awards looked for creative impact to help build a fairer, healthier, and sustainable world that fit in to one of their five impact themes: mental health, equality, conscious consumption, climate crisis, and an open brief for projects on an issue that you are passionate about.

Recent Industrial Design graduates, Anja Assejev and Jack Lord won Gold for their project ‘Pampers Bamboo’ which focuses on the versatile properties of bamboo to encourage conscious consumption of disposable nappies through a closed-loop subscription service.

Pampers Bamboo - Anja Assejev and Jack Lord

Graphic Design graduates Rory Cowan and Henry White also won Gold with their project ‘Hands Up’ which proposes how the hearing population can properly communicate with deaf people through a real-time translator which turns speech into British Sign Language through the use of a BSL keyboard.

Fellow Graphic Design student, Megan Charlton was awarded Bronze for ‘The Patch Project’ a subscription box service that delivers sensory indoor planting and an organised sensory garden event to help children with Autism, ADHD and sensory needs. It allows children to explore their senses, help regulate emotions, soothe anxiety, and aid their transition into adulthood.

The Patch Project - Megan Charlton

Also winning Bronze is Textiles graduate, Jess Strain with her ‘Biodegradable Kimono’ which looks at the notion of fast fashion, and promotes the use of appropriate natural resources for appropriate garment lifecycle.

Commendations went to Alice Springett, Hannah Legg and Maddie Bowman in the Service Design category, Savio Mukachirayil, Konrad Temple and Ben Ashworth, and Maddie Bowman in the Product and Structural Design category.

Sean Van Der Molen, Finty Donovan and Millie Groom were also shortlisted in the Service Design category.

All projects can be viewed on the winners webpage and commended and shortlisted webpage on the Creative Conscience website, alongside our previous year’s winners.

Congratulations to all our students!