Level 4 Graphic Design & Illustration student, from North Kent College, Louis Packham designed a Diversity banner which is featured at local Hospital, Darent Valley.

The banner was designed for the NHS Trust EDI (Equality , Diversion and Inclusion) Programme, and it has since been decided to make it the master brand for the Trust’s entire EDI Programme.

Louis won the brief back in 2020 when studying his Level 3 course at North Kent College, but due to Covid-19 regulations the banner reveal was postponed until January 2023. He created the design to represent parts of society that are often not represented.

With the help from tutors, Louis was able to convey all the points the hospital wanted into one fantastic design. However, he gained three years of experience and expertise before the final unveiling so decided to update the design to ensure it was perfect.

Louis was joined by tutors from North Kent College, family members and staff members from the hospital. Everyone was impressed by the design and delighted to have a banner which represents inclusivity at the hospital.

Louis said, “As a member of the LGBTQ+ community I know the feeling of not being represented in the media, so I wanted to represent all parts of society as much as I could for the EDI programme and I’m thrilled to see the banner finally be used, it is a great opportunity for me as graphic designer beginning my career. Thanks to North Kent College and Darent Valley. ”

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