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Mason Comerford at his work placement 16 Jan 2024

Graphic Design student excels in work placement

New ƵAPP Durham is thrilled to spotlight the impressive accomplishments of Mason Comerford, a standout Year 1 Graphic Design student, as he excels during his work placement with The Optimum Group.

Mason embraced the challenge of designing the front cover for The Optimum Group's 2024 catalogue, showcasing his understanding of the company's diverse products in commercial, domestic, and retail spaces. Competing against twelve other designs, Mason's creation earned the coveted spot, impressing Optimum's senior management team.

Mason commented: "I’ve really enjoyed my placement at Optimum Furniture and I’m really proud that my cover design was chosen for their new brochure. I couldn’t have done this without the skills I had gained at college."

Front Cover Design The Optimum Group

Hayley Whytock, Mason's tutor at New ƵAPP Durham, expressed her pride, stating, "As Mason's tutor, I couldn't be prouder of his outstanding achievements during his work placement with The Optimum Group. Mason's success is a testament to his dedication and creativity. I look forward to witnessing his continued growth and success."

Mark from The Optimum Group praised Mason's design, emphasising how it captured the essence of the business. This success not only reflects Mason's individual talent but also underscores the effectiveness of the education provided by New ƵAPP Durham, preparing students like Mason for success in the professional world.

Mason's achievements at The Optimum Group not only bring credit to his skills but also highlight the quality of education offered at New ƵAPP Durham. We are excited to see Mason's continued success and the positive impact he will undoubtedly make in the world of graphic design.Mason Comerford

The catalogue is available for viewing digitally and will also be distributed as a hard copy.

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