The sky’s the limit with Monarch competition

Thursday 17 March 2016

A fantastic opportunity from an international company based in Kempston has resulted in presentations to two Bedford College students of graphic design.

Creative Graphics International (CGI) asked HND students to come up with ideas for the 50th anniversary in 2018 of Monarch, the airline group based in Luton.

The winner was Niah Nekquai, aged 19, of Dunstable and in second place was Ellia Raja, who combines studies with working part-time at The Bedford Sixth Form as an Art Technician. Both students were presented with state of the art professional drawing tablets.

Doug Tait, Head of Creative, and Adam Jenkins, Design Manager, were thrilled with the ideas and have passed them on to Monarch.

CGI which has its head office in Bedfordshire, ran a similar competition last year and the winner from that, Ellie Terrell, is now a second year student. CGI commissioned her to come up with the boundaries of this year’s competition - good work experience for a budding designer looking for work with top name clients.

Jeffrey Tribe, Advanced Practitioner at Bedford College, said: “Working with CGI has been a great experience for our students and they have been very generous with prizes and their time supporting both our annual London exhibition (D&AD New Blood), and by offering valuable work experience. To have links with such a successful company is tremendous for our students.”

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Young people wanting to know about how to get into a career in graphic design and have a chance to be introduced to employers should visit bedford.ac.uk/art-and-design and consider signing up at 16, as an alternative to school. Progression straight to degree level-learning is made easy via Higher Education courses on offer at Bedford College.

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