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Hunt for future design talent

October 31, 2012 |

A UK-wide search for a talented student designer has been launched, with L250 and three months of work experience up for grabs.

Global Exhibition and Events Company Nimlok, is offering the prize as part of its ‘Talent of the Future’ competition, which seeks to find a winning exhibition stand design. To enter, students can choose one or more of three design briefs based on a number of exhibition and display scenarios.

The Talent of the Future winner will get to work on a wide number of projects with leading brands, such as Virgin, TomTom and Prudential, and develop a number of products including interactive displays, digital games and exhibition stands.

The competition launch follows news this week that some 11.6 per cent of graduate leavers in 2011 who studied art and design and still looking for work.

Lewis Field, head designer at Nimlok, said: “The aim of our competition is to hunt out creative thinkers who can bring a fresh approach to our work, and that of our clients. As an industry leader we always look to embrace new creative talent that can combine outstanding eye-catching ideas with an understanding of a client’s objectives and budget. In an age of austerity, a solid work experience placement and a portfolio of ‘real’ projects can make all the difference. We expect that winning this competition will give a student a real boost to their employment prospects by having this accolade on their CV.”

The inaugural competition is open to all UK design students in Higher Education who are aged 18 plus or graduates with a maximum graduation period of five years post graduation. A judging panel of industry and creative experts will create a shortlist of entries, with the public deciding the winner via an online vote.

The deadline for entries is February 28, 2013.

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