Nurturing local design talent

Posted on Jan 13, 2015

Elearning company, Sponge is working with students from City College Plymouth to give them experience of a real life design project.

The award-winning firm, based at Plymouth Science Park, has come up with a design challenge for the second-year students as part of their course in Design and Media.

Lucy Poad from Callington, Georgia Mullard from Plymouth and Molly Prouse from Plymstock, aged 17 and 18, will be designing a new logo for Sponge’s programme of online seminars known as webinars.

Students who are taking part in the challenge which highlights design talent.

Sponge Managing Director, Louise Pasterfield, said:

“This is a chance for the students to gain valuable business experience and understand what it takes to deliver a logo to a high design specification.”

“Good design is really important in elearning so we are keen to help nurture local talent in this area.

Justine Morgan, Media and Digital Industries Lecturer at City College Plymouth, said:

“This is a really exciting opportunity for our students to gain first hand business experience within the graphic design industry from some of the most exciting talent in the area.”

Sponge makes bespoke online training for major companies and organisations such as Tesco, Toyota and United Nations.

The company is currently recruiting for design talent and illustrators as part of its plans to take on another 50 new staff by the end of the year.

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