Chester Chronicle 1st April 2010
A THIRD year student at Chester University, Thom Yates, is the overall winner of the Entyce Design Competition Awards, held on Friday at the Queen Hotel in Chester.
Thom’s prize is a work placement at the Entyce Creative studio in Spital Walk, Chester.
The annual competition is geared towards design students in the North West, providing an opportunity to gain recognition for their designs and the chance to achieve a head start in their career.
The competition this year saw Entyce working closely with one of their clients, Goodlife Foods, to offer students an opportunity to create designs for the Warrington based food company.
Four main categories were open for students: logo design, advertising, packaging and point of sale.
Jane Entwistle from Entyce, said: “The standard of work was extremely high, exemplifying just how much creative talent the North West has to offer.”
Nia Williams, from Goodlife Foods, said: “Thom’s entry stood out to all of us as it was completely different from other entries. The amount of time and effort that was invested by Thom was extremely evident, and we were all so impressed with the designs he came up with for our company.”
The category winners were: logo design – Thom Yates, University of Chester; packaging design – Emily Spedding, Glyndwr University; advertising design – John Daltrey, University of Chester; point of sale design – Victoria Houghton, Stacey Maffitt, Michael Barr, St Helens College.