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Design work by Wrexham Glyndwr University students to feature at new Science Garden

24 January 2017


Four students from Wrexham Glyndŵr University have been honing their graphic design skills whilst helping Techniquest Glyndŵr with a new Science Garden.

The students completed a project for the science discovery centre which formed part of assessment for their BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Multimedia degree.

The brief provided by Techniquest Glyndŵr to the students was to develop a cohesive design for the welcome notice and various interpretational panels to be installed in the Science Garden which is on track to be opened to the public later this year.

Students Laura King and Tom Richards collaborated as a pair to produce their designs whilst Ryan Jones and Aled Roberts worked separately to develop their ideas.

These were presented to a small panel from Techniquest Glyndŵr who visited the University’s Regent Street Arts Centre to consider which designs could be utilised in the Garden.

The various designs developed by Laura and Tom were eventually chosen by Techniquest Glyndŵr following presentations from all four art students.

The pair will now work closely with staff at the popular Science Discovery Centre to refine and eventually oversee the installation of their creative work in the new Science Garden.

The displays will be intended to help visitors interact with and understand the various exhibits that are to be installed in the garden area which is currently under construction.

Mandy Jones, Operations Manager of Techniquest Glyndŵr, was a member of the selection panel which chose the winning design scheme.

She said: “We were impressed by the creativity of all of the students as they presented their designs and they had clearly worked hard to produce the material they presented to us.

"We were looking for design ideas for the Science Garden that would reflect the nature of our centre which is to encourage children to explore and interact with science.

"We eventually decided that the designs produced by Laura and Tom were the most interesting and offered the best opportunity to present the various aspects of our new Science Garden in an intriguing and attractive way.

"We look forward to working closely with them over the next few weeks to further refine their designs and have them produced ready for installation and the public opening of the garden this summer."

Course tutor Pauline Amphlett said: “We were very happy to offer the opportunity for our students to work on the design brief produced by Techniquest Glyndŵr.

"It offered a realistic and challenging exercise to develop their skills as graphic designers and a valuable chance for the chosen design to showcase the work of the students to a wider audience.”

She added: “Both Tom and Laura have now got the significant challenge to work on their designs to be ready for installation in the Garden this summer. I wish them well and look forward to seeing their work in place.”