New Designers celebrates the work of 3000 graduates in two parts and aims to support them in their fledgling careers.
Judges commended Franks for ‘reimagining everyday objects, and joyfully combining utility with human behaviour resulting in a clever, well-rounded collection that’s brimming with unique ideas.’
He receives a £1000 cash prize, advice from intellectual property lawyers Briffa including membership to their DesignProtect insurance service, accounting and taxation advice from Rhodes & Rhodes and a access to a marketing and PR workshop.
The Part Two runners up prize goes to Central St Martins graduate Colin O’Dowd, who claims £500 for his Stix toys, which the judges saw as ‘insightful engaging and research-based, combining honest and acceptable ideas with raw materials and polished execution’.
Part One winners can be found here.