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Graphics students lead exciting ‘digital quarter’ launch

Graphic design students at Clarendon Sixth Form College have taken on the task of designing the branding for an exciting new space for budding entrepreneurs.

Tameside Council, the driving force behind ‘St Petersfield creative and digital quarter’, gave students a brief to design the branding and promotional materials to launch the project.

The students will design a range of logos, web pages, t-shirts, vinyl banners, buildings hoardings and other typographic elements as part of the brief and it will play a major part in their coursework.

The creative and digital quarter, which will be based around the newly refurbished Ashton old baths, is part of a strategy by Tameside Council to incubate new digital businesses and create jobs in the local area.

Laszlo Gyongyosi, graphic design teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “In all the projects that we set the students we try to relate them as much as possible to a real life situation so that when they do go into work they have an advantage right from the starting block. The project the students are working on with Tameside Council is something that they will have to work hard on, with tight deadlines, so when it is complete they can be proud their work will be showcased around the borough. I can’t wait to see the project completed.”

The St Petersfield creative and digital quarter will launch in mid-2019, with students’ work taking centre stage.

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