Student creates a new look for Warrington Timebank

A GRAPHIC designer at Priestley College has created a logo for a group that brings people together in Warrington.

Student Taz Walker, 19, was set the challenge by the development officer at Warrington Timebank who was looking for a fresh image for the charity, which connects people and encourages them to share skills.

“I wanted to represent how Timebank connects people and gets them talking,” said Taz, who is from Halewood and is working towards a BTEC Level 3 Graphic Design and extended diploma qualification.

“I researched Timebank to make sure I knew what it was all about and came up with a few ideas. I wanted to keep it simple and easy to recognise and understand.”

Philip Blocksidge, Development Officer at Warrington Time Bank, first spoke to students about the corporate logos they liked and discussed everything from Apple to UNICEF.

He challenged them to come up with a logo that encapsulated how the charity encourages people to do good deeds for one another using the currency of time.

Warrington Timebank 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.

Priestley College Graphics Tutor Paul McConnell said working with the charity had been a great opportunity for the students.

“This was really valuable in terms of their portfolio,” he said. “The students received 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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