Ideas in focus at Imagemaker magazine

A WARRINGTON student has inspired the creators of an international photographic magazine with her ideas.

Kerry-Ann Collar produced work for Professional Imagemaker magazine as part of a brief for her BTEC Graphic Design course at Priestley College.

Her suggestion was to include a feature that focussed on five objects from a photographer’s working life that represent milestones in his or her careers.

Not only did the magazine’s editor, Mike McNamee, answer her questions, he’s also considering it as a regular part of a feature.

“Not only did Kerry-Ann come up with some lovely designs, but she also developed an idea that could really work in the magazine,” said Mike.

“We are considering merging the concept into the questions asked by Angie Adams for her regular column.

“We all have things tucked away in a cupboard or hiding amidst the detritus of our business life that have, or have had, a significant part to play in our journey to the present day. The discipline of thinking of the important five is a trip down Memory Lane.”

Each year Imagemaker publishes the work of Priestley College’s BTEC Graphic Design students if it meets the magazine’s standards. It means their designs are seen by people in 72 countries.

This year the work of 13 students was published in the March edition and it included a variety of inventive designs for double page spreads and follow-on pages.

They also used some of their own photography to complete the designs.

Kerry-Ann, a former pupil at The County High School, Leftwich, said: “It’s amazing to think that people in America and China have seen our designs.

“It’s a great thing to have in our portfolios as we go to interviews for universities and for jobs.”

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