College & University Links
Over the past 12 years, Tigerprint has been working with a wide number of art and design colleges across the UK. We run projects with the colleges which usually last between four and six weeks. There is an initial presentation to the students about the business and then a design brief is set. At the end of the project the design team return for a critique and award a prize to the student who has answered the brief best.
When judging, the design team look for a strong range of skills, commitment, ingenuity, originality and excellent communication skills – essential in a studio environment!
Past placements have had work selected to go into the ranges which in many cases have gone on to be best sellers.
This is our fifteenth year as proud sponsors of New Designers.
Many of our design team have been discovered whilst exhibiting here. Not only a fantastic place for resource, New Designers is also the launch pad for our annual Gifted? Competition, which is in its third year. The competition has enabled us to produce a unique and exclusive collection for Marks and Spencer - The New Designers Collection.
As well as the college links Tigerprint have also sponsored the Student Starpack Awards. The competition challenges students from a wide range of courses, some with a graphics emphasis and others concerned with structural/product design, as well as those from materials/technology courses, to submit solutions to problems set by brand leading FMCG companies, design agencies, and manufacturers – and win recognition of their excellence.