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Budding Graphic Designers collaborate with POW! Thanet

POW! Thanet is a charity exploring issues around feminism, women and girls, that organises and facilities community projects throughout the year, as well as an annual festival operating across Thanet, with the goals of encouraging community involvement in local arts and cultural activities, and profiling the work of local female artists.

Our first year HND Art and Design (Graphic Design) students had the fantastic opportunity to collaborate on a live project with POW! Thanet and created posters for the festival, exploring a range of issues and concepts. 

Fen Linton

My inspiration behind the design was a mixture of hearing other women's stories about their time dealing with domestic abuse, but I also took inspiration from my own past. The message I wanted to convey was that every woman has a voice they can share and that they are strong enough to survive, and by standing up they were helping stop abuse become a trend.

During this project I learned more about interacting with a client. By ensuring I focused on the client I was able to produce something that was more based on their needs, rather than what I liked.

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Rhian Chapman

Whilst researching for this unit I was moved by a particular woman's story that shocked me. I was inspired by her strength and I knew I wanted to design a poster on this theme. I wanted to take the opportunity to empower women to take the first step to breaking free from domestic abuse. I wanted to convey the strength of women and show that we can no longer be afraid of our abusers.

During the project I learned new typography skills whilst developing the poster. It was also my first time working with a client and it was a wonderful experience and opportunity that we were given by POW! that I am grateful for.

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Ellie King

My poster is based around body equality between men and women of all body types. I was inspired by a lot of female body campaigns such as Dove and the Be Real Campaign - I also found out there were very few body positive campaigns for men.

During this project I took part in my first ever professional pitch, which was an interesting and important skill to develop for the future. As well as this, I was able to improve my digital drawing skills, photoshop skills and I used Adobe Illustrator for the first time.

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