Student Design Competition: Designed for Business — Winners 2018

Congratulations to this year’s Overall Winner, the Category Winners, Visionary Tutors, and to each of our Designed for Business Finalists. Click to browse the winners projects and discover more about the Visionary Tutors. Category Winners:

Overall Winner
Katarina Spenerova
University of Dundee

Interior Design Winner
Stephen Tozer
University Arts Falmouth

Product Design Winner
Stefan Guiton
University of the West of England

Fashion Winner
Anna Cuinu
Heriot-Watt University

Art & Design Winner
Joshua Redican
Coventry University

Interior Decoration Winner
Catherine Sinclair
Glasgow School of Art

Visionary Tutors 2018


Colin Rennie — Visionary Tutor for Art & Design 2018
Senior Lecturer at the University of Sunderland

Colin is a Senior Lecturer, Module Leader, Artist and Researcher, specialising in Hot Glass, Digital Crafts, and Drawing; teaching these topics at all stages of the BA up to MA and PhD.

“I owe a great deal of thanks to Colin Rennie and the rest of the staff at the University of Sunderland. They have been so generous with their time and they have encouraged me every step of the way. Sunderland may not be the most glamorous place in the world but the facilities that are available at the National Glass Centre are world-class. In addition to this, the staff that work there are experts in their fields.”


Jane Mills — Visionary Tutor for Fashion 2018
Senior Lecturer at the University of Northampton

Jane is a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Fashion studies for the Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology.

“I have known Jane Mills for over three years now, I have never known a tutor to be so dedicated and passionate about her students and the industry. She is always there supporting us students, from early morning and quite a lot of the time till very late at night. She does this selflessly and tirelessly, helping us to be the best that we can be and reflect that in our work always pushing us to be our best selves.”


Lydia Southwell — Visionary Tutor for Interior Decoration 2018
Course leader at Southampton Solent University

Lydia is the Course Leader for BA (Hons) Interior Design Decoration.

“The oxford dictionary defines ‘Visionary’ as someone thinking about or planning the future with imagination or wisdom. The key terms of imagination and wisdom encompass all that I love and feel about Lydia. She doesn’t necessarily lead, but points you in the right direction. Nor does she necessarily shape, but encourages growth and expansion of your own creativity. With every honest yet considered conversation, she inspires you to reach your full potential, making possibilities limitless and dreams achievable.”


Jean Whitehead — Visionary Tutor for Interior Design 2018
Senior Lecturer at Falmouth University

Jean is a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design.

“Jean has helped me to push the boundaries and think about what other options there were to overcome. Through using inspiring, innovative case studies, questioning work I have already undertaken and through constructive feedback Jean has made me think harder and more creatively to design concepts that I am much happier with and fundamentally meet my brief better… Jean has always given me a strong sense of self-belief that I had the capability to do this. This has got me through the last three years of my degree and for which I am truly grateful.”


Andrew Batchelor — Visionary Tutor for Product Design 2018
Associate Head of Department at the University of the West of England

Drew is Associate Head of Department for Design and Technology Cluster in Architecture and the Built Environment.

“Andrew greatly supported me with great advice during weekly meetings throughout my project. When I offered my ideas at the start of the project, he was the one who urged me to go with the idea which he believed would create the greatest difference in improving lives compared to my other ideas. He was also very critical about every aspect of the project to make sure it was the best possible solution to the problem, leading to my final design, achieving the highest grade in the module.”