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Graphic Design students help Watford charity

West Herts College Graphic Design students have been putting their creative skills to good use, teaming up with the Watford & District Talking Newspaper to produce promotional content.

Graphic Design Foundation Degree students Amy Walters and Rhianna Hoskin, designed a poster and flyer incorporating the charity’s ethos of supporting blind people.

Sue Cox, Publicity Officer, Watford & District Talking Newspaper, said: “We like Amy's poster because it has a striking headline and then uses 3 tick boxes to describe our ‘customers’ without using the words blind or partially sighted.

“She has selected a good colour combination for people with sight problems showing she had paid attention to and understood our brief. This carries through to the logo design where she has taken the prominent yellow control knob of our USB stick player and used this simple device to attract attention.”

Amy was thrilled with the feedback. She said: “I’m so happy that the Watford & District Talking Newspaper gave such good feedback. It gives me confidence in my work as it was chosen ahead of some other very good designs.

“I’m really happy with my final design. The logo was inspired by the yellow volume button on their USB speaker, which they send to everyone who has the free subscription of the talking newspaper. I’m also happy that they liked the concept of the poster, I wanted it to catch the attention of the public and make them read the poster in more detail. I feel I achieved this using the tick boxes.”













Sue Cox praised Rhianna’s flyer as well, she said: “We chose Rhianna's flyer because she has understood our brief, picked good colours for people with poor vision and designed a simple yet arresting logo.

“We have enjoyed working with the students and hopefully given them some good experience of working with clients, to carry forward and put in their portfolios.”

Rhianna, Graphic Design Foundation Degree student, said: “Overall I am happy with my final design. I was inspired by a speaker to create a clear logo that can be seen while representing that it is a talking newspaper. The feedback made me happy and proud of the work that I produced. It has given me confidence with my studies as I now feel I can produce a high quality of work.”











Amy Walters' poster and Rhianna Hoskin's flyer designs.