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30th October 2018

In a recent partnership between Newcastle College and local digital marketing agency, Netbiz Group, students studying the HNC/D in Graphic Design, will now have the opportunity to opportunity to gain valuable insights in to agency life, where they will experience working on a live brief, from concept to completion.

Running throughout November, the project will require the students to work and communicate as a team and experience additional roles, such as project and client management, to ensure the expectations of the customer are delivered. The brief is to create a new online jewellery brand and the students will be working on logo concepts, website designs and various forms of digital marketing collateral such as eNewsletter templates and assets for Social Media.

Each week, a different student from the College will be based at the Netbiz offices in Newcastle-under-lyme, to get a flavour of what makes a successful agency tick. At the end of the course, the group will present their ideas and reasons behind the direction they have taken the project.

On the new partnership, Greg Heath, Marketing Director at Netbiz Group said: “We’ve put something in place to foster young, creative talent in the area for the long term….It’s great to be giving something back as I’ve very fond memories of my time at Newcastle College and remember how much I wanted to experience an agency environment as a budding graphic designer.”

Mike Kelly, Group Head of Creative Arts & Media at Newcastle and Stafford Colleges Group said: “This is a fantastic partnership which will provide our students with an invaluable insight into agency life and to experience the delivery of a live brief. It’s also a great chance for our students to learn from, and network with other like-minded individuals within their field. We can’t wait to see the results!”

The HNC/D Graphic Design course at Newcastle College is a two year, full-time course taught by experienced industry professionals which focuses on areas such as print, typography, editorial design, digital artwork, professional practice, advertising and marketing. The course allows participating students to develop their creative and technical knowledge of Graphic Design through exciting live, competitions and client led briefs and work placements, in preparation for a career within this fast-paced industry. Click here for more information on the HNC/D Graphic Design or call 01782 715111.

@netbizgroup will be documenting the project as it unfolds, so stay tuned to see how the project turns out!