Logo Competition Winner Brushes Up On Design Skills At College

South Cheshire CollegeAn enterprising young designer brushed up on his design and graphics skills at South Cheshire College after winning a council logo competition.

Sandbach Boys School pupil Aaron Dennel won a competition to design Crewe Town Council’s new logo and was invited into college for a day as part of his prize.

The 15-year-old spent time working with first and second year design and graphics students and the visit gave him the opportunity to work on college-standard projects and chat to students about their courses.

Aaron is hoping to study a BTEC Level 3 Art and Design (Graphic Design) Extended Diploma programme at the College’s Crewe campus from September 2014 once he has completed his school studies.

He has had a passion for Design and Graphics since he was young and works part time for E-Signs in Sandbach where he designs different banners for the company.

His work is already above and beyond college standard according to college Design and Graphics lecturer Mike Smith.

Mike said:
“Aaron’s work is absolutely superb and during the day he demonstrated numerous examples of the design talent which has helped him to win the Crewe Town Council logo competition.
His work is easily of college standard and he is a very talented young man. Hopefully, Aaron enjoyed his visit and he has gained a sneak preview into the type of work and facilities he can make the most of during his time here.”

Crewe Town Council logoAaron, who is in Year 11 at Sandbach Boys School also won £50 as a prize for his new logo design which is now on display around the town.

During the day he worked on the same projects as college students which included creating a new Halloween-themed crisp packet.

Aaron, of Haslington, said:
“I’ve really enjoyed working at South Cheshire College for a day because this is where I want to come and study when I leave school.
It was great to be able to see the type of work and assignments that students do here and put my design skills to the test.
I’d love to work as a designer in the future so experiences like this are great because they can help me to get a head start.”

Cllr Suzanne BrookfieldCouncillor Suzanne Brookfield, Deputy Leader Crewe Town Council, said:
“A day at South Cheshire College was proposed to Aaron as a way of saying thank-you to him for the work he has done for us.


Aaron is looking for a career in the design field so the opportunity to work with the College was something of real value and interest to him.


We are grateful to the College for accommodating Aaron for the day.”

For more information about Design and Graphics courses at South Cheshire College, please call 01270 654654 or visit www.scc.ac.uk

Town Council Winner College Placement

College Design and Graphics Lecturer Mike Smith, right, with Aaron Dennel, 15.