You may remember reading an earlier post about Abigail Holden. Abi secured a Silver Award in this year’s Student Starpack Awards. Well…, to update you on her progress…, Abi went on to develop a retail trolley packing system for her major project. She exhibited this at the New Designers Exhibition in London during July and caught the eye of Tescos. Subsequently she was invited to Tescos head office to present her concept.
These projects undoubtedly helped Abi secure her first job in the design profession. Abi has joined international packaging company Chesapeake as a packaging designer, initially being based in Bradford.
Abi is joining another Teesside Alumni, Richard Turnock, a structural packaging designer who will be helping her to settle into her new role. We, in Product Design have worked with Chesapeake for many years including through live student projects and Carol Hammond, Head of New Product Design (Pharmaceuticals) gave an inspirational talk at the university last year. The packaging industry offers some great opportunities for design graduates. It is sometimes an overlooked area when graduates are seeking employment but Design at Teesside has a long history of success in this area
We are so pleased that Chesapeake selected a “Teessider” for this new post and send Abi our very best wishes. Don’t forget to keep in touch Abi!