Earlier this month we (Saxon Packaging) were delighted to welcome thirteen BA Graphic Design and Illustration students from University of Suffolk to our Lowestoft factory and offices for an insight into the world of corrugated packaging design.
“The students are encouraged to gain a deeper understanding of the professional responsibilities of practicing graphic designers and illustrators. As part of their Advanced Practice module, they learn about core processes, production methods, client engagement, roles and responsibilities within a commercial setting” explains Jane Hackett, Lecturer at University of Suffolk.
“This year, with an eye on sustainable packaging, the graphic design course was looking to partner with a local company that had a holistic view of the entire packaging process. Saxon Packaging have supported us and our students in the past and as a leading innovative manufacturer offering many opportunities for the students to learn the benefits of the structural and functional design of packaging I got in touch with Suzy Harrold, Marketing Executive at Saxon Packaging and they agreed to help us again with our students learning.”
Suzy and Ben Watson, Technical and Design Manager of Saxon Packaging met with the students. The group were split into 2 and whilst one group were with Ben learning about the fundamentals and complexities of packaging design, the other group were given an insight into a client and designer relationship by Suzy and a creative brief was given to the students to fulfil.
“The students had a very enjoyable experience and we are looking forward to welcoming Suzy to our premises in April to review the design work the students create following her brief.” said Jane.