Emily Osborne’s designs now available in Eason stores
Eason, Northern Ireland’s leading retailer of books, stationery, magazines and much more has announced that Emily Osborne, a Graphic Design and Illustration student at Ulster University from Bangor has won their Eason Creates Design competition.
The competition established in 2016 gives third level students the opportunity to showcase their work and aims to find an emerging design student and showcase their talent in the form of an original range of Eason stationery inspired by the winning design and concept.
Emily beat hundreds of entries to win the top prize and have her designs produced in a new range of high quality fashion stationery that is now available to buy in all Eason stores across the island of Ireland as well as receiving a top of the range Apple work station complete with Adobe creative suite.
Emily’s designs were selected by a judging panel that included some of Ireland’s top designers and illustrators including Conor Wynne, Creative Director at Dynamo Studio.
Emily’s eye-catching winning design was inspired by brush strokes and textured mark making which were then edited to produce bright vibrant patterns that would stand out on the shelves in store and appeal to customers.
Speaking of her win Emily said, “The Eason Creates Design Project was an amazing opportunity for me to showcase my work and acted as a springboard for my creative design pursuits. I was delighted and so proud to see my designs on Eason shelves and I hope everyone really enjoys the range!”
“The competition has inspired me to keep doing more and I would encourage any students hoping to develop a career in design to enter the 2018 competition later this year.”
Speaking about the Eason Creates Design initiative, Brendan Corbett, Group Head of Marketing, Eason said, “At Eason we are passionate about supporting creativity in all forms and we are proud to provide such a great, supportive platform for young design students across Ireland.”
“This year we were amazed by the number of entries and the overall standard was phenomenal. It was indeed a hard fought battle but Emily is a very deserving winner and her new stationery range looks great instore.”