A student designer at Walsall College has achieved competition success through his ‘wear a glove’ safety message poster artwork. Umang Gulati was named runner-up in the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London’s Safety Poster Design Award.
He will receive a £250 cash prize at a formal luncheon in a City of London Livery Hall in July.
The Level 3 student was challenged to take inspiration from art, artists and painting styles in order to design a safety poster encouraging professional or home DIY painters and decorators to stay safe and wear protective work gloves.
“This is the first official recognition I’ve had for my design work. It feels amazing,” said Umang.
His poster featuring a charcoal-coloured 3D-design hand with volcano lava flames running through it. Umang then reinforced his safety message with the slogan ‘Gloves on. Hazard gone.’
“My main goal with the poster was to create something unique and provocative that would attract people’s attention,” said Umang.
“Finding out that I’d been successful proves to me how much I’ve improved as a designer since I started my course. My lecturers are a big help with this. Their feedback is always strong and supportive.”
Umang added: “I’ve practised a lot of logo design, photography and photo manipulation. And I’ve been doing some freelance 3D design, animation and poster work in my own time. I’m keen to take this further while I also move on to university to study CGI or film-making.”
The Worshipful Company of Glovers is one of the City of London’s ancient Livery Companies. Its annual student Glove Design and Safety Poster Design competitions encourage practical and innovative glove design and an awareness of hand protection in an industrial environment.