Press Releases 2014-2015

International Awards for UWTSD Design Students

31.07.2015

Three art and design students from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) have been awarded prizes at a high-profile international awards ceremony in London.

Little Yellow‌Second-year advertising and brand design students Ottilie Baker, Tom Pinfield and Ross Weaver won two prizes at the D&AD Awards this month.

D&AD aims to stimulate, enable and award creative excellence in design and advertising. Run annually since 1962, it is recognised globally as the ultimate creative accolade, entered and attended by the best from around the world.

Ottilie Baker received an accolade for her Pantone Branding entry ‘Little Yellow’ http://www.dandad.org/awards/new-blood/2015/pantone/2777/little-yellow-pantone-branding/. Little Yellow is the Pantone branding for Ottilie’s home town Stroud. Using the Pantone colour P24 - 8C, she has created the brand Little Yellow to guide all young children around the Stroud town.

Tom Pinfield and Ross Weaver were recognised for their 15 second ident, ‘A Representation of Modern Britannia’ - http://www.dandad.org/awards/new-blood/2015/vice-15-seconds-of-pure-vice/2661/a-representation-of-modern-britannia/. It is influenced by Rule Britannia, a series of online documentary episodes produced by VICE Films.

Ottilie said: “A D&AD award always felt like such a distant, unattainable dream that it was the most shocking and amazing feeling finding out that I had won a Graphite level award. The award ceremony was such an inspirational event, and even now it feels a little strange to think that D&AD recognised my work.”

Ross Weaver said: “Winning a D&AD award has fuelled us with ambition and hunger for the industry. Rubbing shoulders and networking with the world’s most talented designers was an experience we will never forget.”

Rule BritanniaAngela Williams, UWTSD Advertising and Brand Design Programme Director said: “I am so proud of our students. They competed against students from national and international art colleges to win these coveted awards. To win an award from D&AD is such a high achievement and they have done so in only their second year of study. I think they are planning bigger and better things to come.”

Further Information

For more information please contact Steven Stokes, Principal Corporate Communications and PR Officer, on 01792 483695 / 07872 423788 or email steven.stokes@uwtsd.ac.uk.