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Designed. in Cornwall

Tuesday 12 April 2011

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Patrick Gottelier invited me to attend the Design.Ed in Cornwall event at University College Falmouth, I was so excited! Tom and Alex gave me the confidence to talk in a lecturer theatre, answering questions from Patrick and the audience. I loved sharing my experiences and stories with the pupils from the local Cornish schools. The whole event was inspiring, and I walked away having a little bit more confidence than I had. Thanks Falmouth, Patrick, Alex & Tom!

Here's a snippet from the article...

From Penair to Penryn, Mullion to Helston and Camborne to Wadebridge, pupils from Cornwall's secondary schools and Further Education colleges dazzled the judges with the outstanding quality of their exhibits at this year's designed. in cornwall event, which was staged at University College Falmouth's Tremough Campus last week. Designed. in cornwall is a pioneering annual event that celebrates design and technology excellence within the county's secondary schools and Further Education colleges.

UCF was particularly pleased to a welcome back Stacey and also Alex Turvey, BA(Hons) Graphic Design graduate as guests of honour to this event, both of whom have achieved significant success in the international design industry. As an acclaimed director, designer and illustrator, Alex recently gained recognition as one of the 15 creatives who will define the future of the arts in Britain and features in Levi's latest ‘craftworker' ad campaign.

Alex and Stacey joined UCF's Head of Design, Patrick Gottelier and Tom Podkolinski, the gifted designer at award-winning, ethical clothing brand, Finisterre, in a lively, interactive question and answer session that explored, amongst other things, the strangest things they had ever been asked to design; the best thing about their respective careers and what they would like to be doing in five years' time. The assembled pupils could not fail to be suitably inspired by their answers, which ranged from designing a lip wig for Lady Gaga, to seeing a toy that you've designed flying off the shelves and becoming the next David Attenborough!

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