A group of Edinburgh Napier design, photography and creative advertising students have shone brightly at an awards ceremony that aims to inspire creatives to apply their talents to socially valuable projects.
At an online ceremony this week, Edinburgh Napier students Jack Brodie, Euan Reith, Daniel Lockhart, Lois McShane, Tymon Grobelski, Shahabedin Zeini Aslani, Hamid Mozaffar, Reyhaneh Mozaffar and Youmna Hazzaa all took home a prize at the Creative Conscience Awards.
The Creative Conscience Awards recognise creative work and projects that promote socially valuable, human centred design. Winning projects enable and inspire people to change their lives and the lives of those around them for the better.
Creative Advertising student Jack Brodie took home a gold award for his innovative poster campaign that look at supporting parents and siblings who are caring for someone diagnosed with cancer.
Jack, along with fellow student Youmna Hazzaa, also took home a silver award for their conceptual project with Nike aimed at reducing knife crime in London.
Lois McShane and Euan Reith – both final year Graphic Design students – took home silver awards for their work. Lois’ project focused on the work of the NHS and some of the issues it is currently facing.
Euan’s project explored the dangers of capitalism and neoliberalism by presenting a future where the splendour and value of oil is promoted to depict a mandatory lifestyle of beauty and excess.
Also taking home a gold and silver award respectively were Product Design students Daniel Lockhart and Tymon Grobelski.
Daniel’s project – Tattie Toys – saw him create a bioplastic fossil making kit for kids using the starch from old potatoes. Tymon’s project looked to question fast-fashion alongside reducing textile waste through decomposition.
Interior and Spatial Design students Shahabedin Zeini Aslani, Hamid Mozaffar and Reyhaneh Mozaffar were recognised with a bronze award for their project that explores the negative effects of light and sound pollution on nature and birds.
Myrna MacLeod, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Edinburgh Napier, said: “These award wins are the latest recognition for Edinburgh Napier’s talented design, photography and creative advertising students.
“This year’s award wins were even more impressive given that the majority of the winning work was produced during lockdown by the class of 2020 – we are just so delighted for them all.”