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‘C’ is for Challenge
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A collaborative initiative called the 4Cs (County Council, Pembrokeshire College, Chamber of Commerce and the Community) was recently launched to reinvigorate the county town of Haverfordwest. Behind the scenes however, College student Harrison Mackenzie was working hard on an identity that would to help convey the union of the initiative. Diploma student Harrison, 16, was chosen to work with the partners and tasked with designing their logo. “The principle behind the brief was to demonstrate collaboration, which Harrison did very effectively; he delivered a very professional outcome, which we are all very pleased with.” said 4Cs member Roy Thomas.
Haverfordwest Town Council recently took up the challenge and is now working with the County Council, Chamber of Commerce and the College to develop a combined approach to help stimulate the local economy.
The 4Cs is one of many ‘real’ design briefs that the College’s Design students have worked to. Students gain invaluable insight to real industry practices through working with commercial clients from various sectors, including; local business ‘The Welsh Bakery’, a Welsh Government initiative called ‘Females in Technology’ and a national website called ‘Recruit for Military Spouses’. “Not only do students improve their design skills but their communication skills improve tenfold,” said lecturer Denys Bassett-Jones. “This is the first ‘live’ design brief that I have worked on, the prospect of presenting to the client was a little daunting, but I have learnt a great deal for the experience,” said Harrison.
Harrison hopes to study animation at university when he completes his two-year course, which is equivalent to three A-levels; in the meantime he is more than happy to explore many of the different design principles that his diploma course presents. Find out more about creative courses at Pembrokeshire College pembs.ac.uk/courses