Young people’s charity 4YP now has a new website and brand thanks to the work of a group of University of Suffolk students.
The group included final-year web development students and second-year graphic design and illustration students.
4YP provides a wide range of services that aim to improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Suffolk, aged between 12-25 years old. They aim to equip young people with the skills, resilience and knowledge they need to live healthier, happier, safer lives and reach their full potential.
Karina Karushkova, James Wood and Alex Jacobs led the design and development of 4YP’s new website using the skills they have gained from their BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development degree and with the support of 4YP’s Business and Marketing Coordinator, Georgia Memory they were able to create a bespoke solution to improve the charities online presence.
Karina said “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and valued the experience of developing this new website for 4YP. Since completing the project, I have graduated from the University and now work full-time as a web developer. Choosing to study web and mobile development at the University of Suffolk was a great decision and I’m extremely grateful for the knowledge I have gained and the opportunities I now have available to me.”
BSc (Hons) Web and Mobile Development Course Leader, Sean Preston said “Engaging with industry is an integral part of our degrees here at the University of Suffolk and I am grateful to 4YP for providing our students with this opportunity. Using the skills and knowledge gained from their degree, the students have been able to create a solution for 4YP that is professional, accessible and most importantly, meets the needs of the organisation and the local community. I’m incredibly proud of the work the students have completed.”
At the same time, second-year graphics design and illustration students were working with 4YP and Lecturer in Graphic Design, Jane Hackett to develop a range of design solutions that reflected the charity’s brand, services and values.
Jane said “The second-year graphic design and illustration students, on the Advance Practice Module, were set a challenging brief. However, thorough research and engagement with 4YP and young people, the students were able to successfully craft a range of design solutions. Working collaboratively in a professional environment and developing client relationships is fundamental for our students—to understand the expectations of their future employment and their role in the creative industry. Congratulations to Phoebe Lyons, Luke Tammadge, Dan Atkinson and Simeon Kazalov, on their winning designs, they are distinctive, playful and more than answered the brief.”
4YP’s Business and Marketing Coordinator, Georgia Memory said upon receiving the completed work “4YP would like to say a big thank you to all the students who have contributed to the new website and graphic design. Their hard work and skill have allowed 4YP to publish a new website which meets the needs of young people today. Equally, the design work has enabled 4YP to broaden our marketing strategy and continue to develop creative ideas. Working with young people at the University of Suffolk in both the web development and graphics degrees has been a great opportunity for both.”
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To find out more about the charity, 4YP, please visit 4yp.org.uk
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