Hastings student wins design award

David McGillivary and Jonathan Stanbrook, award winning designers from SCCH, along with other design students.
David McGillivary and Jonathan Stanbrook, award winning designers from SCCH, along with other design students.

A STUDENT has won a prestigious award at a London exhibition.

Jonathan Stanbrook, who is studying at Sussex Coast College Hastings (SCCH), was one of 4,500 entrants who exhibited at the event, called Newblood, at the old Truman Brewery in Brick Lane.

It was hosted by the D&AD (Design & Art Direction) Awards which included entries from the UK’s best third-year Graphic Design, Photography, Advertising and Illustration students.

Jonathan was awarded one of 10 Best in Show awards for his marketing/design proposals for London Transport at the 2012 Olympics.

David Fowler, head of learning at SCCH, said ‘To win one of only 10 awards is fantastic and Jonathan’s achievement brings the total number of awards gained by our Graphic Design students to 35 in the past nine years.

“Every single one of this year’s graduating Graphic Design students have been offered either placements or freelance work with leading London based design consultancies. This is the best route to establishing a career in a highly competitive industry.” Last year another student from the college, David McGillivary, received a D&AD Award for an Interactive App design for German publishers Taschen. He has since been offered a design post in New York.