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Ever wanted to design your own stationery? Now you have the chance

Published 07/01/2016

The launch of Eason Creates Design
The launch of Eason Creates Design

Eason is giving students from Northern Ireland the chance to design their own range of stationery.

The retailer has launched Eason Creates Design, to find a third level student to become Eason’s next stationery designer.

Any third level student with a creative flare is invited to design an original pattern for use on a fresh new range of contemporary fashion stationery.

Entrants will have their work showcased online and in stores across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland - and the winner will see their own stationery designs produced, as well as winning a top of the range Apple work station complete with Adobe creative suite.

Brendan Corbett, Eason Group Head of Marketing, said: "At Eason we have always supported creativity, especially in writing, and we are delighted to expand that partnership into design with the launch of this competition. We look forward to working with young designers and promoting their work.”

Five entrants from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will be shortlisted on Eason Edition and a winner chosen in March by a panel of experts in the design industry.

The panel includes artist, Illustrator and children’s picture book author Chris Judge, who recently illustrated Roddy Doyle’s ‘Brilliant’ and Jamie Helly, Managing Director and Founder of Dynamo, one of Ireland’s most successful design agencies.

Chris Judge outlined what qualities he’s looking for in entrants: "Something fresh, original and little bit unusual but also keeping within the brief supplied.

“The Eason Creates Design competition is an incredible opportunity for ambitious, passionate students to showcase their design and illustration skills on a wide range of stationery products. The buzz of seeing my own work in print has never faded no matter what project I work on and this would be a huge project to see go into production for the winning student.”

Enter at www.easonedition.com. The competition closes at midnight on Friday, February 19.

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