Herts Propeller were commissioned to produce an eye-catching mural for Neovia Logistics Hemel Hempstead Office. The brief set for our 2nd Year Illustration students was to create a striking visual that would cover an entire wall in the staff canteen. Working to the theme of well-being and relaxation our students worked up a storm to present a series of illustrations in response to the client brief.
Neovia Logistics brief to our students:
We have a canteen space which is uninspiring and cold. We would like a mural on the large wall to brighten up the room and offer a place where employees can relax during their breaks. It should not reflect the work place at all. The warehouse environment is not a calming place to work so we would like them to be able to step into the room and be transported to another place.
Never ones to shy away from a challenge we embraced the brief presenting the Neovia team with a variety of mural ideas as diverse as seascapes, landscapes and abstract designs.
One of the shortlisted students Charlie Smart said: –
“The opportunity is something I jumped at…It’s not just the money…but the opportunity to get my work out there and see what people think. It’s not so much winning that matters, I was shortlisted and that means a lot. So to have your work chosen and valued is a big thing, whether I win or not!”
Whoever wins the project commission will win a sizable award for their design. But as Charlie say, it’s not about the winning, it about the valuable experience of working with a live project and getting your work out there. That’s one of our aims at Herts Propeller……enabling students to gain valuable industry experience on live projects.