New Designers 2013 Part Two Winners Announced

The New Designers 2013 Part Two Winners have been announced and Northumbria University graduate Henry Franks has taken the main prize for his range of products inspired by dyslexia.

Henry Franks, Northumbria University
Henry Franks, Northumbria University

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.’

Henry Franks, Northumbria University
Henry Franks, Northumbria University

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.

Colin O'Dowd, Central St Martins
Colin O’Dowd, Central St Martins

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’.

Colin O'Dowd, Central St Martins
Colin O’Dowd, Central St Martins

Part One winners can be found here.

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