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Student’s Christmas Cup Design Brings Festive Cheer

Updated: 22/12/2017

A Sheffield College graphic design student has won a competition celebrating the festive season.

Student’s Christmas Cup Design Brings Festive Cheer

Pictured: Sheffield College student Michael Morton with his winning Christmas cup design.

Michael Morton, aged 17, has created a Christmas themed coffee cup as part of a competition brief set by the College. His winning design features a red mug sleeve decorated with Christmas trees, presents, snowmen, holly and snow.

The competition was open to students completing the UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design (Graphic Design) course. The brief to design a Christmas cup was set by the College’s marketing team as part of a social media advent calendar campaign for the festive season.

Michael’s design is now on cup sleeves of hot drinks served from two mobile Lavazza vans, based at City and Hillsborough campuses, which are popular with staff and students.

Michael said: “My cup design took inspiration from the existing College branding - a flat minimal style with curved forms, which is simple yet effective. I'm really happy I won the competition. Seeing my design on a physical product is really exciting, and I enjoyed the experience of taking part.”

Michael’s ambition after finishing college is to pursue a career in graphic design and he is already completing some freelance work. To view Michael’s portfolio, visit behance.net/michaelmorton.

Kelly Edwards, Course Leader, The Sheffield College, said: “Our students benefit from opportunities to develop their skills on employer set projects to get them ready for the world of work. Michael’s appealing, professional design really captured the spirit of Christmas and strongly delivered on the brief.”

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