Designers make time for Warrington club

GRAPHIC designers at Priestley College have been asked to create a logo for a group that brings people together in Warrington.

Warrington Time Bank has asked the students to design a logo that represents how it connects people and allows them to share their skills with one another.

Philip Blocksidge, Development Officer at Warrington Time Bank, asked Priestley College students to take part after hearing about the talent they had to offer.

“We could have gone down the route of throwing money at it and getting a design agency involved,” he said.

“We thought this was a better way of doing it and more in keeping with what we are about which is getting the best out of local people.”

Phil spoke to students on Monday about the corporate logos they liked and discussed everything from Apple to UNICEF.

Priestley’s young designers will be aiming for something as memorable as the Apple apple when they create a look for the Warrington Time Bank.

The local organisation encourages people to do good deeds for one another using the currency of time.

James chooses to donate his time credits to help other members of the Warrington Time Bank.

Members give an hour of their time to, for example, sit with an older person including those living with dementia.


They ‘bank’ that time and another member of the group will provide a service in return such as guitar lessons, art classes or mowing a lawn.

“Warrington Time Bank is about supporting goodwill and connecting people who wouldn’t normally meet,” said Phil.

The BTEC Level 3 Graphic Design students now have a couple of weeks to work on the logos.

They have been asked to avoid including piggy bank and ‘handshake’ symbols in their designs as these ideas have been used before.

Graphics Tutor Paul McConnell said it was a great opportunity for the students to work on a real project.

“This is going to be really valuable in terms of their portfolio,” he said.

“The students will receive some honest feedback and it is important to get used to that so they are ready for work in the real world.”

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