Jul 1, 2011

A talented BTEC National Diploma Art student, Hayley Butterworth, has been praised for her design skills by hairdressing product manufacturers KEVIN.MURPHY

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KEVIN.MURPHY is a fashion focused range of salon professional, hair care products created by stylist Kevin Murphy to meet his needs as an editorial hairstylist. The College’s Art and Design students entered the internal competition, which was called ‘TEMPT.ME’, in which they needed to promote the KEVIN.MURPHY brand of hair care products. The students had to produce three items – an in-salon poster, point of sale display and double page spread in a magazine of the designer’s choice.

The judging took place at ICON, distributors for the products, and was judged by College Graphic Design Tutor Sean Pickles and ICON Managing Director and KEVIN.MURPHY co-owner Paul Taylor. Paul was impressed by the level of creative thought and also wanted to take the students work ethic into consideration when deciding on the winners. Of the winning campaign, the judges said it ‘embraced the Kevin Murphy ethos, working with the current look and feel of the brand, whilst giving it new development possibilities.”

The winning student was Hayley Butterworth, who has recently secured a Graphic Design Apprenticeship with local firm Panaz. She said, “I love graphic design and it was great to be able to take part in a professional standard competition whilst at College. On the day the winner was announced I was out of College attending my interview with Panaz… I actually took my competition entry as an example of my skills, so finding out I had won the competition when I got back to College was amazing!”

Nelson and Colne College Sixth Form has an long-standing reputation for excellence in the arts. Each year, the College sees students progress to some of the best universities and art schools in the UK, including the Edinburgh College of Art. Students progress onto courses in Set and Costume Design, Fashion, Fine Art and of course, Graphic Design. Some students go straight into work in the industry, with skills which are relevant and praised by local industry.