12th August 2015
Pierre Rolle wins a live industry brief at Victoria and Albert Museum!
Earlier this year, 6th form Graphics students entered the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Graphic Gathering competition and for the second year running, one of our students was the overall winner, beating 12 other schools!
The brief was to design a graphic for a tote bag to be sold in the Victoria and Albert Museum shop. Students were required to produce a design with broad unisex appeal and use an illustrative or a typographic solution.
The competition preparation involved a research trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum where the students were briefed by the V&A team, conducted primary research and took part in an illustration workshop. Back at school, the 6th formers looked at the brief in their lessons, developing initial ideas and creating their own responses.
Victoria and Albert Museum selected two runners up and one winner from each school, with Yusuf Ilyas and Kiril Makarenko selected as Raine’s runners up and Pierre Rolle the winner. Pierre had the opportunity to present his work to the Victoria and Albert Museum panel made up of designers and the buying team, as well as an audience of other participants. He talked them through his inspirations, methods and creative thinking. The panel were very impressed with his creative flair and successful response to the brief.
The design is currently with the design and buying team at Victoria and Albert Museum, with the bag due to be sold in the museum shop in June. This is a fantastic achievement and an incredible exposure for a very talented student who is looking to study Graphic Design at University!