Two graphic design students, Ellie Di Carlo and Konrad Konopka, have come through with winning/highly commended entries in the international ‘Creative Conscience Awards’.
Selected from over 1,000 entries from universities and art colleges around the world, the awards were announced at an online ceremony in September.
Ellie and Konrad worked as a team as Higher National Certificate (HNC) students, developed a strategy to influence the public’s shopping habits when buying fashion by introducing a ‘colour-coded hanger’ system to confirm a garment’s sustainability credentials.
You can find out more about the pair’s winning result here.
This is the second time Graphic Design students from the Group’s Bedford South Bank Arts Centre have received a Creative Conscience Award.
Creative Conscience is a global creative community and not-for-profit organisation who believe creative thinking and innovation can make positive change – values and beliefs which align closely with those of The Bedford College Group. The charity aims to empower, mentor and reward members of the creative community to use their talent for positive social and environmental impact.
Despite the disappearance of important design competitions due to world events, Advanced Practitioner Jeffrey Tribe says:
“Our students continue to make headway and stand out against increasingly fierce competition.”
Ellie and Konrad having completed their HNCs, are now starting on the 12-month Higher National Diploma (HND) course.
Ellie, aged 24, of Kempston hopes to progress on to a degree in design at the College. Her claim to fame is singing at the Royal Albert Hall when a student at Daubeney School in Kempston. She also took photographs for the Hastingsbury School website showing an early interest in the arts.
Konrad, now 19, of Clapham, started as student at the college at the age of 16. Like Ellie he has undertaken a number of freelance design projects.