Graven has been supporting the Retail Design Student Awards (RDSA) project for five years and in that time the students have answered briefs from companies including Top Shop, KFC, Majestic Wine, Costa Coffee and this year, The Body Shop.
Some of our winners from previous years have done placements in Graven and have gone on to start what we’re sure will be stunning careers – Veera in Melbourne and Venus in Hong Kong.
It’s always fun and energising to meet the students and to try and help them recognise the potential of their ideas. The projects are always quite short, and the engagement of the retailers as “real-life” clients gives massively valuable experience to the students.
Our long-standing friend Lynda Relph-Knight is the dynamo behind the initiative. Lynda was the editor of Design Week and had an incredible network of contacts and collaborators, especially in the world of retail design.
If you know anyone who might be interested in being part of it…retailers or even potential sponsors, please contact Lynda directly through the RDSA website here.