Photography students capture the gift of Christmas

Two photography students at City of Glasgow College have created this year’s Christmas card for Young Enterprise Scotland (YES).

Alanis Blades and Douglas Ritchie, third year BA degree students, won a competition run in partnership between the college, Bridge2Business and YES, to design the card.

Brian McEwan, Business Development Manager, Young Enterprise Scotland, said:

“Reading the brief, pitching the idea, and developing the finished product, Alanis and Douglas understood exactly what we were looking for to create our Christmas card this year. Their final design really captures the spirit of Young Enterprise Scotland, with a very seasonal theme. It was great to see the overall quality of ideas, the presentations and the technical abilities from all of the students who participated.”

Alanis found the project challenging but enjoyable, saying:

“Working on the YES Christmas card has been a new and very creative process which has also been a very rewarding and valuable experience for me as a photographer.”

Her classmate Douglas admitted working with YES has been exciting, adding:

“It has shaped how I work with others and how I present myself as a professional in my field. I’m excited to take the skills I have learned from this project into my photographic career and beyond.”

The card featured a festive design highlighting the YES brand and Christmas message. It was unveiled at the Scotland Can do Celebration of Youth Enterprise which Douglas and Alanis attended together with their lecturer, Mark Dunlop, who collaborated with Bridge2Business on the competition. He said:

“I was delighted when Young Enterprise Scotland invited students to produce a creative response to their brief for a Christmas card. Many of our BA photography students got involved in designing and pitching concepts, and the two winning students have benefitted from a truly authentic commercial experience.”