Jack has his designs set'¨on top award

A former student from the University of Central Lancashire is in the line-up for a top design award.

Thursday, 24th May 2018, 9:44 am
Updated Thursday, 24th May 2018, 9:46 am
Former UCLan student Jack Parker has been nominated for a Young Designer of the Year award

Jack Parker, who studied graphic design has been shortlisted alongside nine others for The Drum magazine’s Young Designer of the Year Award.

The inaugural prize, due to be announced at a ceremony in London, is open to designers under the age 
of 30.

Jack was nominated for designing a Christmas-themed Fairy Liquid bottle, manufactured in the shape of a Christmas tree.

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That idea is what he believes caught the eye of the judges for the award, and earned him his place in the last 10.

He was up against people with much more experience in the industry.

Jack paid tribute to the help and guidance he received on his course at the Preston-based university and said it helped him to start making his mark in the world of design before he finished last summer.

He said: “The creative graphic design course at UCLan is second to none.

“They teach you early on how to identify a good idea and ultimately how to craft it finding just the right balance for the best execution possible. Once the penny drops, it’s down to you to produce the work then.

“The industry links that some of the tutors bring with them too are top notch.