A creative University of Wolverhampton student has
received a top award for her design solution for a takeaway meal
Graphic Communication student Lisa Barrett’s work was Highly
Commended at this year’s Starpack Student Awards.
The brief was to use cartonboard in a creative packaging
solution for an oriental takeaway meal for two.
Final year student Lisa, 22, said she wanted to turn the
standard supermarket takeaway into something more enjoyable and
functional, whilst promoting the cultural heritage of the food.
Lisa, from Stourbridge, added: “I am extremely pleased to have
won a Highly Commended award at this year’s Starpack Student
Awards. In my final year of study I feel this has given me a
positive platform on which to launch my graduate career.
“The support and expertise of staff on the BA (Hons) Graphic
Communication course has enabled me to develop my skills and
passion for design; their encouragement to engage with live and
competition briefs means that we can experience working to a
professional standard which is vital for building a successful
“I tried to challenge existing packaging by providing a solution
which allowed the consumer to present and serve food in an
unconventional way. The design and brand of "Taste East" aims to
have high shelf impact to attract a wide variety of customers.
Environmental sustainability has been considered with the pack made
out of entirely recycled and recyclable materials.”
Julia Chidley, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communication at the
School of Art & Design, added: “We are delighted with Lisa’s
achievement, particularly as it marks the third consecutive year
that Graphic Communication students have been successful in these
The Starpack Award Scheme is aimed at potential professional
designers and is organised by IOM Communications Ltd and endorsed
by The Packaging Society.
All winners were invited to an Award Presentation at The
Boilerhouse, Springfield Business Park, Grantham this month.
Picture: University of Wolverhampton student
Lisa Barrett receives her Starpack Student Award from Alec Alden,
Chairman of the Starpack Working Group and Managing Director of
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