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Business Design Centre New Designer of the Year 2014

Part 2


Eric Downer - New Designer of the Year


Eric Downer - New Designer of the Year


Eric Downer

University: University of Portsmouth

Stand Number: VC37

Project: 'Everything about one thing'

Judges Comments: 'Through his skill as a typographer, Eric has taken the brutal object of the pylon and has used his research to produce a beautifully executed typographic piece’.

Winner’s comment: In design terms, winning this award is like winning the    lottery, and great for graphic design.  My book is about pylons, but if you dig down with any subject and look beyond the obvious, you’ll find something beautiful that you would never expect. 

Award Prize:

  • £1,500 cash prize sponsored by the Business Design Centre.
  • £1,000 worth of legal advice & services from specialist intellectual property lawyers, Briffa, including a year's free membership to their DesignProtect insurance service.
  • £2,000 worth of invaluable accounting and taxation advice from Creative industry accountancy experts; Rhodes & Rhodes.
  • Dedicated ½ day focus with creative sector PR consultancy, Four Colman Getty, worth £500.

Part 2 Judges:

Sunita Yeomans - Head of Creative, Tesco Media Publishing
Phil Dobree - Creative Director / Founder, Jellyfish Pictures Ltd
Dilys Maltby - Senior Partner, Circus
James Harrison - Owner / Director, James UK
Deborah Spencer - Event Director, Design Junction
Catherine Rouxel - Senior Furniture Consultant, Viaduct


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