The Kitchen Education Trust
Date: 24th Feb 2016
Second-year Buckinghamshire New University BA (Hons) Graphic Arts student Nyki Shine has won a competition to design a logo for The Kitchen Education Trust (TKET).
TKET, a newly formed body, has been set up to provide the kitchen industry with a formal platform to assist with the award-winning three-year distance learning, work-related Foundation Degree in Kitchen Design at Bucks New University, helping to shape the course content through the University's Industry Advisory Panel.
The second-year BA (Hons) Graphic Arts students were set the challenge to create a logo and Nyki's design incorporates the letters TKET in white, set into blocks of slate gray, dark gray, black and sandstone, to mirror some of the colours commonly found in high end kitchens.
The winning design was selected by industry partners at a meeting of the Industry Advisory Panel and is now in use.
Nyki said: "I designed the logo for use on letterheads and promotional material and am looking forward to seeing it being used by the Trust. This is the first logo I have designed, so to have it chosen by the panel of trustees and to win the competition is fantastic."
David Gillett, Course Leader for the Foundation Degree in Kitchen Design, said the project met the University's aims to provide live briefs for students.He said: "I am delighted we have been able to provide the 'signature' graphics for the Trust through Nyki's winning design. It's a fantastic design and a worthy winner.
"The financial support the Trust provides for our students is a valuable contribution by the industry.
"It demonstrates its commitment to quality education through our innovative programmes of study and assures a wave of highly trained designers for the industry."
The Kitchen Education Trust will be at kbb Birmingham at NEC Birmingham from 6-9 March.
Now in its second year, the kitchen design course is a three-year distance learning, work related degree, with financial backing to potential students offered through a number of scholarships, supported by leading kitchen industry partners.
Picture captions: The TKET logo and Nyki Shine.