Chanel has just finished her first year of a BA(Hons)Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University and has a twin sister doing exactly the same course at the same time at Nottingham. Chanel plans to become a top graphics designer and is currently enjoying discovering the delights of screen printing.
Jennifer is a full time student at Leeds University studying for a BA in Design & Colour Technology. In October she begins a nine month placement with a leading branding and packaging company and her current focus is on the use of colour in packaging.
Jack has just finished the second year of a BA Graphic & Media Design at the London College of Communications. He has a particular interest in typography but, privately, admits he is smitten with printed products and has a compulsion to visit bookshops and stationers enjoying the feel of paper and the smell of the ink!
Jamie comes from the beautiful county of Dorset and is working as an apprentice machine minder with Epic Printing Services. He currently helps run a big six-colour Mitsubishi press and is training under the guidance of the BPIF .
Lewis is an apprentice print finisher with FRIP Finishing and operates a sophisticated spot UV gluer. He admits he struggled through school but has now found his feet and has committed to the printing industry. He would like to increase his knowledge of graphics generally.
Planning to become a graphic designer in the magazine publishing field, Amy-Fern has a BA(Hons) in Photography from Edinburgh University, but will now use her Print Futures Award to help fund re-training at Shillington College.
Sophie is another successful BA Design & Colour Technology student from Leeds University where she is under the watchful eye of Programme Director, Carol Beanland. Sophie’s passion for print began when she won two local “design an ad” competitions. Now in the third year of her course, she wil be able to fund a summer work placement and perhaps invest in a Macbook!
Jake, from Halifax, works for The Label Makers as an apprentice on a Xeikon digital press. Having opted for an apprenticeship rather than university, Jake is planning an external training course to achieve his ambition – supervisor, then production manager!