Creative Conscience Awards
Congratulations to graphic design graduates Jem Solley, Lucy Brown and Nathan Wilson for their achievements in this years Creative Conscience Awards. Creative Conscience is “creative community and global not-for-profit organisation who believe that creative thinking and innovation can make positive change.”
Their Awards programme seeks to “push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world.” Entrants select an impactful theme to be considered.
Graduate Jem Solley won the Human Rights category last year with her work ‘Deconstruct Your Mind’. An Asian hate awareness campaign and movement that sheds light on the racism that the asian community suffered during the pandemic.
This year she has won silver in the Impact category for her work “Beauty of Activism.” A social awareness campaign commenting on news events from the year 2021. Her 365 posters are now captured in a timeless publication that has been fully risographed by Jem in the studio.
“I chose risography as it is an eco-friendly printing method that aligned with my own environmental beliefs. The movement has also encouraged other creatives from around the globe, through an open collaboration Instagram page which prompts people to create a poster in response to a world issue. With the power of social media, these posters can easily be shared to inspire others to get involved, combining both physical and digital activism.”
Achieving Highly Commended in the same category Nathans work “faces sweatshops, fast fashion and clothing waste. it encourages people to get creative with their old clothing whilst avoiding the purchasing of new clothes.”
“I hope to create/encourage people to build their own business or even just too remake their clothing. The best part of the project/system I made is that its sustainable and challenges all kind of issues whilst showing the progress along the way by introducing new methods or making clothing.”
Lucys work also achieved Highly Commended in the Mental health category. Her design for a mental health awareness app Good day “aims to ease the negative impacts of social media on the mental health of young people. A new form of social media that acts as a resource for mental health support and contains mood boosting content.”
“The app features content creators, positive news articles, playlists, podcasts and more to help ensure users have a good day. The app educates, supports and entertains young people by mimicking social media features while keeping them entirely kind to the users mental health. The brand identity extends into outdoor advertising for the app which features the colourful design assets and encouraging words to attract the intended target audience.”
Graphics lecturer Paul Clay commented “We work with our students to use their design skills and their creative voice as a platform to initiate change in the world and we are always proud of the work that they produce. It’s fantastic to see that their work has been recognised within such high profile awards and we are excited to see how this will help them progress within the design industry.”
Congratulations to all three students for their impactful creative work! If you are interested in using your creative skills to challenge and question our graphic design degree is for you! Find out more here.