The 20-year-old student got the opportunity to develop a new logo after showcasing his skills during a work experience placement. Now his new Made in Kent creation is set to be printed across all of the marketing and advertising materials, and will be prominently displayed across the city.
Made in Kent focusses on emerging and local creative talent as a means of helping to develop and showcase artwork created locally. They run competitions in each of the different art forms represented in the main Festival programme including theatre, dance, classical music, pop music, poetry, and comedy.
Anthony, who is in his second year of studying an Extended Diploma in Web Design and Interactive Media, said: "It's been great doing work experience with Canterbury Festival as they’ve given me some amazing opportunities. From day one I felt welcomed by the team and I have gained valuable insight that I will take forward with me in the future. I'd like to thank everyone for the opportunities given and trusting me with the responsibility to revamp the Made in Kent logo."
Charlotte Chapman, Participation Manager at Canterbury Festival, told us: “Anthony has become an integral part of the team. The new logo is fantastic, eye-catching and clear. It has been launched on our social media sites and has come at a time when we are re-launching Made in Kent to offer more development opportunities for young people, so it works well. Anthony has also designed posters and flyers for the “New Tricks” project, an arts project that will be delivered in local community centres. It’s fantastic for Canterbury Festival to have links with Canterbury College and especially to get feedback from young people on the designs. It has been so successful having Anthony that we hope to have other students come to us in 2020.”
Adam Modley, Lecturer in Media & Communication at Canterbury College, said: "Anthony's experience designing for Canterbury Festival is a great opportunity to showcase his creative skills, build his confidence and enhance his employability. It is fantastic for our students to be able to work with real clients, and especially so within the Canterbury community."
At Canterbury College, we are dedicated to developing strong relationships with the local community and businesses to ensure our students are offered the best work experience placements, which looks fantastic on CVs. Get ready to discover something new at our upcoming April Open Day.