Rick Banks, graphic design graduate from the University of Cumbria is thrilled to be one of the judges for the prestigious D&AD Professional Award in April 2017.
Rhiannon Robinson, senior lecturer at the University of Cumbria remembers Rick as one of her students: ‘Rick was an amazingly committed, enthusiastic student. I could see even in those early days that he was going to go somewhere. He was so driven – a pleasure to teach’.
Type Trumps (no US connection) was a project originally conceived and created when Rick was still a third year student, which he then went on to produce commercially after he graduated and is sold in museums and galleries around the world.
Originally from Manchester, Rick grew up in Bolton. On graduating from the University of Cumbria in 2007 he worked at London studio SEA Design for two and a half years.
Now, director of Face37 and celebrated London-based designer, art director and typographer, focusing in the fields of branding, typography and graphic design, he recalls his time in Cumbria, ‘The graphic design course was essential for getting my foot in the door. The course provided me with all the skills I needed to pursue my career’.