A GRAPHIC design student at Borders College has designed an exciting new Rural Skills logo as part of an in-house project.

Graphic Design students at the college were challenged to design a visual identity for the Commercial courses, run as part of the Rural Skills provision.

The Rural Skills team were extremely impressed with the amount of work and passion that the students put into their proposals, so the final choice was described as difficult.

After much consideration, they selected Signe Goss-Hansen's (pictured) logo as the winning submission from the seven options.

Each year, the design students undertake the 'Client-Initiated Project' where they find a real design job that will be printed/applied to a business or organisation.

Border Telegraph: Signe Goss-Hansen

Covid made this year’s project trickier to find a client so the class looked closer to home and, after some consultation, the in-house project was set up.

The class worked in teams for the brief as the unit is used to try and emulate a real design studio where collaboration is paramount, so the class worked together initially then split into partnerships. Some fantastic work was produced by all the students involved.

Graphic Design Lecturer Tracey Scott commented: "The whole group worked really well on this brief and I think that all the solutions were of a very high standard and all answered the brief.

“I was exceptionally pleased with the work created, and it is tough when there is a 'winner' as the other students do feel a sense of loss but that is one reason that everyone learns a lot from this unit. It gives a real insight into what life in the 'real' design world is like, and you have to learn to accept it when your designs aren't accepted by a client.”

Andrew Johnson, Curriculum Learning Manager for the Rural Skills department, commented: “It has been great to work so closely with the Graphic Design students on this project and this has been a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage with the wider creative sector. The standard of work was excellent so it was hard to pick a winner. Congratulations to Signe Goss-Hansen.”