Graphic Design student Sophia Nesbitt won the re-design project of Stamford Mental Health Forum, now known as Mind Space.

Students battled it out to design a new name and logo for Mind Space, an initiative open to the public that offers a wealth of services and support for issues related to anxiety, bereavement, depression, isolation or even loneliness.

The project was a Live Brief set by Dr Dan from St. Mary’s Surgery in Stamford. The group consisted of 12 UAL Extended Diploma Graphics Design students (Year 2), who responded to the brief individually.

Students presented their ideas and mock ups to the committee who then altered their original requirements. This gave them the chance to gain experience working with a Live Brief, meaning their flexibility and adaptability skills were fully tested.

Graphic Design students with their redesign projects for Stamford Mental Health Forum, now known as Mind Space

The final presentation of these briefs allowed students to showcase their outstanding work, with Sophie Nesbitt winning the live brief overall.

Sophie’s logo and name for the brand was chosen to be used in the rebranding of the Mental Health Forum.

Another graphic design student’s work designed during the live brief will be used as the brand becomes more established - Luke Woodhouse’s “Catch-Up Coffee” logo will be included for other activities lead by the initiative in the future.

All students received outstanding feedback and benefitted from the project, developing both their creative flair and ability to work to set deadlines.

Since Mind Space is yet to open a hub in Stamford in the near future, our graphic design students will be continuing to work with the initiative, for branding, merchandise and advertising work.

If you would like to have the chance to flourish your creative skills in a live brief just like this one, check out our Graphic Design courses here.  

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