Belfast Design Week student post competition

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Belfast Design Week student poster competition

1 Nov 2020

Belfast Design Week Competition

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Ethos sponsors Belfast Design Week student post competition

Belfast Design Week and Scott Lawrie’s Ethos Design & Architecture have collaborated to run a student design competition with Ulster University.

As part of Belfast Design Week – November 2 to 9 – Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art is running a competition for its graphic design and illustration students to design a poster focused on one specific attraction or business within Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Students are free to choose the subject, for example something they feel is hidden or especially worthy of greater recognition. The poster should be image-based and could be photographic, illustrative, a collage, etc.

Belfast Design Week student post competition
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Scott Lawrie, Managing Director of Ethos comments, “We are really pleased to be supporting Belfast Design Week and Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art. We’re passionate about the city and we’re looking forward to our designs for Belfast Aquarium coming to life. It’s important that design, in all its forms, is used as a COVID-era boost to Northern Ireland’s economy.”

Dr Brian Dixon from Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art added, “We are delighted to have Ethos sponsor this competition for our Graphic Design students. It is a fantastic gesture. The support from Ethos provides them with an invaluable opportunity to present their work to established creatives in their field, as well as the wider public. The students are also excited to be contributing to the city’s revitalisation at this critical time.”

Karishma Kusurkar from Belfast Design Week noted, “We’re excited to feature Ulster University’s design project at Belfast Design Week this year. The project explores one of our city’s most important cultural areas, The Cathedral Quarter, which over the past few years has become a tourism highlight. With the pandemic affecting all businesses, and in particular the arts sector, we cannot wait to see what the students come up with to show the hidden gems that currently exist, showcase the people and businesses that make the quarter what it is, and explore the future of the area. Having a design industry leader like Ethos contribute through sponsorship and their knowledge will be a great opportunity for the students.

About Ethos Design & Architecture

Ethos is a growing design and architecture practice known for delivering large-scale, complex projects. They are open-minded and collaborative free thinkers, with a diverse body of work. Clients trust their creative, pragmatic approach to creating value and facilitating new opportunities. Alongside full architectural and master planning services, Ethos offers a client advisor and development consultancy, interior design, landscape design and urban design, and works with clients on development branding, graphics and wayfinding. The practice has clients and projects across the UK, particularly in London, Scotland and Northern Ireland, and internationally, in the Middle East and elsewhere. Their wide-ranging project expertise includes commercial, hospitality, infrastructure, mixed-use, modular construction and residential.  Visit

About Belfast Design Week

Born out of the local design community in 2015, we’ve worked together to nurture a design festival inspired by the city we live and work in. Belfast Design Week – 2 to 9 November 2020 – is about design, but it is also about the people who inspire us. It’s the diverse communities, cultures and individuals that make Belfast the gem of a creative city we know so well and that compels us to showcase all it has to offer. Each November, we host design events, exhibitions and experiences that inspire our creative community while opening up conversations about design in all its forms. Our festival covers design sectors including: User Experience, Graphic Design, Illustration, Architecture, Interior Design, Digital Design, Product Design, Game Design & Maker Culture

Ethos Design & Architecture:
10 Gees Court
London W1U 1JJ
+44 (0) 20 7486 8914

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