Laurence Leader and Leala Jacobs.
Richard Huish College student, Leala Jacobs, has once again shown her superior graphic design skills, being chosen as the winning student following a live competition to create a new identity for North Curry Sports Limited (NCSL).
The challenge was to design a logo for North Curry Sports Ltd for use on printed and digital publicity materials. The brief included considerations for the various sports clubs who use the grounds, how the logo will be treated when applied to different backgrounds and the local landmarks, wildlife and activities which may influence the design.
All 23 first year Graphic Design students took part in the competition, with young designer Leala Jacobs, age 17, revealed as the winner. Leala, who is now in the final year of a two-year vocational Graphic Design course at Huish, also recently won the Somerset Day logo competition, run by A Passion For Somerset.
Judging the competition were Anne Pike and Laurence Leader from NCSL, Matthew Williams, Graphic Design teacher and Josh Beadon, Creative Director at Toucan, an award-winning design and branding agency in Exeter. Laurence Leader, NCSL Chair commented: “We approached Huish to assist with creating a new identity for our Sports Club through long-standing connections with the College. Leala clearly did her research, taking inspiration from North Curry’s most iconic animal, the heron, which fits perfectly with the Club. Our whole club is run by volunteers, and we thank Leala for contributing her time, voluntarily, to create the logo and brand which we are looking forward to implementing.”
NCSL is a voluntary organisation which runs White Street Sports Ground in North Curry, located on the Somerset Levels. The grounds are run for the benefit of amateur sports people and enjoyed by local parishioners of all ages as a popular recreation space. The sports ground is run, maintained and funded solely by passionate volunteers.
Matthew Williams, Leala’s Graphic Design teacher, said ‘Huish particularly welcomes live projects and we were delighted to be approached by North Curry Sports Ltd to help develop an identity for their club. This has been a great way for our students to work with potential employers - it gives them valuable commercial understanding, enriches their learning experience, will look great on their CVs and could potentially kick start careers in the creative field.’