TyneMet’s Creative Studios student Liam Wright took inspiration from his favourite sport, Ice Hockey -  to create a range of new marketing materials for his beloved club, the Whitley Bay Warriors.

Liam was delighted when the Ice Hockey club, which first opened its doors in 1956 agreed Liam could design posters and flyers for a design project at College. Liam is from the local area said: “I’m such an avid fan of the Warriors, - its become a big part of my life. There’s such a sense of community when you visit the ice rink and on match days the atmosphere is just fantastic! Within my designs I really wanted to convey the excitement, adrenalin and intensity of watching a game, the opportunity to create something for club is a great honour and I’ve been able to expand my portfolio which I hope will help me in the future when progressing to university or employment.”

TyneMet’s Creative Studios, Art Teacher, Dr Paul Harvey said: “I wanted the students to explore their emotional connection to the community and create something that resonated with personal experiences. Liam has grown in confidence, his work is always of a high standard and he draws a lot of passion into everything he designs. It’s always great when a local business such as the Whitley Bay Warriors get on-board, they really understood Liam’s desire to add to his portfolio with a positive representation of something he clearly loves, Ice Hockey. One of the most important things for any creative is building their portfolio and developing skills, talent and professional client relationships.”

Liam added: “Studying at the Creative studios has been one of the best experiences of my life, I’ve learnt so much and my teacher Dr Paul Harvey has been instrumental in developing my skills and techniques. The creative Studios and experiences such as working with the Whitley Bay Warriors have best prepared for the next step after college and confident to pursue a career in graphic design.”

If you’re an aspiring Graphic Designer or interested in a career in the creative industries find out more about a wide range of courses at TyneMet’s Creative Studios call 0191 229 5000, email enquiries@tynemet.ac.uk or visit www.queenalex.co.uk/creativestudios