There’s an absolutely vital imperative to do something for others in working life, but I’ve always thought that whatever that thing is, it needs to be significant personally. Having always been passionate about graphic design and an employer for many years, encouraging young people with an interest in design has always seemed to me to be incredibly important.
So back in 2014 when I had a chance to be involved in an awards scheme that recognises young people who create a school newspaper, magazine, website or podcast, I leapt at the opportunity. That project is the Shine School Media Awards, the 2023 ‘edition’ of which has just happened.
This year we mark ten years designing the Shine School Media Awards and I couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve contributed.