Equipped for Life
"Equipped for Life" is a GAMP AAP funded project inspiring young people to consider careers in the creative industry.
The project started with a talk from "Orange Bus," an award winning digital agency providing strategic technical and design expertise to create amazing online experiences. They are based in Newcastle (soon expanding to London) and have many high profile clients including Philips, Newcastle City Council, Teachers Pensions and Pearson Education.
During Half term last week a group of young people from Newton Aycliffe joined staff at Greenfield Arts and Graphic Designer Coral Wells-Porter for two days of exploring digital design. The residency was funded by GAMP AAP as part of the “Equipped for Life” project which also funded a range of new creative design and print equipment based at the centre.
The young people, inspired by a recent talk from Creative Agency “Orange Bus,” learnt how to use professional design software, creating logos for themselves and “The Shed.” The young people also had the opportunity to try out some of the fantastic new specialist design and print equipment, including an iMac and a digital embroidery sewing machine, which is now situated in “The Shed” a space linked to “Room 13” the new enquiry creative spaced recently opened at Greenfield Arts.
The two days were a great success, with the group creating some exciting designs. The designs were passed on to Orange Bus and we have now got a winner: congratulations to Leonie Wong & Eve Knowlson for creating the winning design: