LCC Talent Works is a programme that funds LCC students and recent graduates to work on projects for social enterprises, charities and community groups. A number of second year Graphic & Media Design students took part in Talent Works projects this year.
Under the scheme, GMD students were given training in website design and then put their experience into practice for charities who would not otherwise be able to afford full design services.
This is a brief summary of the teams and their respective clients:
- Saumya Mittal & Ester Mejibovski were paired with Breathe Love Doula, a birth and postnatal doula based in South London, and created a simple page website at www.breathelovedoula.co.uk
- Aroug Hassan & Danny Rui Hua Mo built www.teaandtime.org for the brand new organisation Tea and Time, a club for older people in Dulwich.
- Angus Robertson & Joe Edwards designed a website for Pro Bike Service, a bicycle training and servicing social enterprise that is open to the community and committed to sustainability at www.probikeservice.co.uk
- Dawid Tomczuk & Clementine Debin worked closely with the founder of Memories of Green to showcase his products and the story behind them at www.memoriesofgreen.net
- Mohammed Samad & James Kanokkia created a new logotype for a bold, bright website, It’s Your Local Market at www.itsyourlocalmarket.co.uk
- Ethan Phan was paired with Tabetha Baldwin (BA Illustration and Visual Media). They worked with Southwark Unity, a grassroots community group promoting community cohesion, and created a site that will relaunch the organisation at www.southwarkunity.org later on this year.
- Yeon Jin Kim & Ji Soo Kang worked with Ask Erwin, a Brixton based charity that supports and empowers people to understand their health and social care rights, to redesign their current website www.askerwin.org. The new design hasn’t been published yet as the client is waiting for their next board meeting.
- Ellie Welsh & Michael Olarewaju helped the founder of 7th Breath, a new social enterprise to help improve men’s health, map his users and research their needs before he launches his website later this year.
Veronica Otero, LCC Project Coordinator commented; “I’m happy to say that they were all excellent students to work with and the majority have successfully finished their website’s design for their clients. I found all them to be very keen, engaged and hardworking… [they] have really benefited from working on this project, especially in building up their confidence while working with a real client and dealing first hand with them to understand their needs for their designs. Overall, a pleasure to work with all them! We will happily take them on board for future projects.”