Curtis Reeve has been picked from 1,000s on Instagram for this innovative poster designs.
The 22-year-old from Sandy, Bedfordshire challenged himself to design a poster every week for a year using Instagram’s BlankPoster site. One of his designs based on the word ‘Impact’ has been selected to feature in Blank Poster’s book to be published later in the year.
Following on from his success, for his next trick, Curtis is going to design a poster a week inspired by playing cards and upload them to his Instagram @cr.eativedesign
Curtis is studying in his third year for Graphic Communications BA (Hons) at Bedford College and already has a range of tremendous experiences behind him following his decision to retrain after working in insurance for a few years. Now he is hoping to complete his BA (Hons) degree and work in a London agency.
Last year he was one of four Bedford College students who went through to the finals of the annual YCN design competition after creating a design for Arts Fund ycn.org offers young designers the chance to come up with creative ideas for international organisations such as Adidas and AXA.
This experience provides students with insights into the very latest design trends and allows our students to compete internationally. Last year Bedford College students took part in the competition representing the college for the 8th year in succession.
The other successful students who were commended and will attend go forward to the Autumn awards ceremony at the Barbican, London:
Daniel Rogers (Axa) aged 34 of Kempston originally trained at Bedford College as a motorcycle mechanic but after working for a number of years he decided to follow his heart and retrain. “When I was at school there was no direction offered for my interest in this field, now I am hoping to find work doing something I love.”
Sara Sayer (Axa) like Daniel, was exhibited at the Edwardian Arcade showcase in Bedford Town Centre last June.
Jay Larano (Dogs Trust) aged 21 of Bedford came to the UK from the Philippines with his family when he was 9 years old. He has progressed to his third year at Bedford College to complete his BA (Hons) degree and will be looking for work experience when he visits the Philippines this summer.
Bedford College Advanced Practitioner Jeffrey Tribe explained:
“Our graphic design courses are now well established for high levels of creativity and competition successes.
We are the only further education college in the UK to be represented at D&AD New Blood, a chance to showcase to industry the very best design talent from all over the UK at the Truman Gallery, London last July. One of our students received a ‘Best in Show Award’, further proof of our status as a credible alternative to traditional universities.
Our students can start studying from the age of 16 and progress all the way through to a BA in Graphic Design with The Bedford College Group. There is no longer an academic reason to move away from the area as we have all the commercial links and opportunities right here”.