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Graphic Design student wins arts festival design competition

UCA Epsom student Nina Elstad has won the MGSO4 Epsom & Ewell Arts Festival 2018 design competition, which sees her eye-catching design featured on the cover of the programme and across all festival promotions.

Her winning design captures the ‘discovery’ theme of this year’s special festival - in celebration of this 400-year-anniversary of the discovery of Epsom Salts.

Nina has just completed her first year BA(Hons) Graphic Design at UCA Epsom. She was presented with a prize of £150 in Great Art vouchers by Epsom & Ewell’s Mayor Cllr Liz Frost, and festival director Maria Reeves, at the festival’s programme launch party.

Nina said: “For this design I wanted to incorporate elements related to the discovery theme, as well as sticking with the spirit of the festival. The floating island is supposed to resemble an Epsom Salt crystal with the festival on top, and the small astronaut is a symbol of discovery.”

Originally from Norway, Nina hopes to start her own illustration business after graduating. “I’m very interested in branding and marketing,” she added, “and I feel like winning this competition is a step in the right direction.”

MGSO4 Epsom & Ewell Arts Festival is an independent week-long multi-arts festival, running from 2-8 July 2018. Nina’s design will be featured online and in print at all festival performances, workshops, exhibitions and interactive events.

The arts festival is not-for-profit, run by the MGSO4 Epsom & Ewell Arts registered charity.

Nina and Mayor