Sheffield College design the future

This year to celebrate the Sheffield Design Week 2016 festival theme of ‘Design City’ Patrick Murphy, Director of Sheffield Design Week set the students of Sheffield College Design and Visual Arts a brief to engage with trying to visualise designs for the city.

Below are images of the students and their designs.



The two briefs asked the student to design a flag for the city and also to create a souvenir for the city. The two briefs are featured below:

The challenge was to visually represent the city of Sheffield for Sheffield Design Week. Imagine what colours, shapes or symbols could be represented?


The challenge is to produce an object or printed item that people would want to keep and in some way represents Sheffield. It can be anything from a mini sculpture or 3d item to a tea towel.

This project is about trying to make the provenance, industry, personality and craft of Sheffield explicit in the final souvenir.


Winner of the Souvenir project was Kimberley Kay, who creates under the brand of Inspire by Kim. She said, “I’m delighted with the outcome of the competition. At first when I had Cheese Grater souvenir idea I thought it too obvious. But Sheffield is a city built on steel and so my design had to be a steel souvenir. Sheffield cutlery was used the world over, I’m hoping we can get the design into production and have this handy Sheffield souvenir in kitchens across the globe.”


Go see the student exhibition

The students work created for both project is now on display until the 30th October. Please go to reception and ask to see the display in the main atrium.

Monday-Friday 10.00-5.00pm until the 30th Oct

Hillsborough Campus
Livesey Street
S6 2ET

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