As part of the Professional Practice, Live Design Briefs unit, students undertook a brief set by Bite the Ballot, a national, youth led movement, working to engage communities and create safe spaces for political discussion, both on, and offline.
Bite the Ballot are a diverse, creative and talented team, with a bold and unconventional style; they work to remove the taboo connected to politics and bring down the barriers that keep people from participating in, and evolving the decision making process.
Their mission is to empower young citizens to lead the change that they want to see within society.
The level five graphic design students were challenged to design an A2 poster to raise awareness of Bite The Ballot’s emerging activist brand, ‘Political Animal’. This brand is the start of a conscious movement to spark a political revival among young and marginalised 16 to 24 year olds
The work was judged by Bite the Ballot, and the posters that were felt to be the most visually stimulating and playful responses to the brief were awarded with special commendations.
The commended works will now be exhibited at a soon to be identified space in London to mark the launch of the Political Animal campaign.
Students who received commendation awards for their work are:
- Alice Coffey
- Tom Barlow
- Brandon Attwood
- Lucy Ferguson
- Alice Tucker
- Ayan Ali Khalif
- Matthew Ley
- Tom Aisthorpe
- Joshua Harris
- Rhiannon Taylor
- Jodie Dixon
You can find out more about Bite the Ballot on their website, you can also follow them on Facebook @BiteTheBallot, Twitter @BiteTheBallot, Instagram @BiteTheBallot, Snapchat @BiteTheBallot, and Youtube.