Three second year BA (Hons) Graphic Design students are winners in The Creative Conscience Awards.

The students responded to briefs set by Creative Conscience, who aim to inspire designers and the creative industry to apply their talents to socially valuable projects.

Sebastinella Dunne took home Gold for her ‘Virgin Blood Class’ to encourage more people to donate blood. Her concept was designed as a collaboration between Virgin Trains and Give Blood UK, giving commuters the ability to donate blood during their ‘wasted’ travel time.

She tells us about her idea: “It’s an ambitious concept, but heavily researched for practicality and function. A truly inspirational idea that I really believe could become real in years to come.”

Visit Sebastinella’s website to find out more about her entry.

Etty Flynn and James Marshall, highly commended, worked together to produce ‘It’s Raining Typography’, a collection of concrete pots that reveal hidden messages when wet by the rain.

They tell us more about their entry: “The pots were designed to promote urban agriculture and to inspire people to never let a rainy day go to waste, by growing herbs and vegetables, taking advantage of England’s rainy weather. The superhydrophobic spray is invisible when dry which means that the text can be seen only during miserable weather. This way, we catch our audience whilst they are experiencing the downpour, encouraging them to make a positive out of what some might see as a negative. As each pot gradually gets wet by the rain, its typography becomes more and more defined. The messages are playful and put across our idea in a way that is fun and unexpected.”

Etty and James received their award from Professor Helen Storey MBE RDI, award winning British artist and designer living and Co-Director of The Helen Storey Foundationa London based, project funded not for profit arts organisation, inspiring new ways of thinking across art, science, design and technology.

See more from the Creative Conscience Awards with their short film, featuring a variety of work from the entrants.

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