Quinine’s Founder Ian Johnston to Judge RetailEXPO’s 2019 Retail Design Student Awards

Experience consultancy Quinine is happy to announce that their Founder, Ian Johnston, has been invited to join the judging panel for the Retail Design Student Awards 2019.

The Awards are run by Retail Design World and hosted by RetailEXPO.  Now in its fifth year, the scheme is a partnership between major retailers, brands and design consultancies who will be setting live briefs for the students. Participating universities include the University of the Creative Arts, University of Westminster, Middlesex University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Glasgow School of Art, with their students tackling briefs from The Body Shop, The Co-Op and Costa Coffee.

“The Retail Design Student Awards are a great initiative. It’s exciting for students to have the opportunity to work with students on live projects which will introduce them to the realities of retail design outside the university environment. These students are the future of our industry and it’s important that we play our part in nurturing their creativity of the next generation of up and coming designers.” Ian Johnston

The briefs are currently being set, with judging taking place on 27 March. Shortlisted students will have their work showcased at the Retail Expo 1-2 May 2019 at Olympia, with the winning entries being announced at the show on Wednesday 1stMay.

We would like to wish all the participating students the best of luck!

Ian Johnston is also a member of the RetailEXPO Advisory Board which provides invaluable support, guidance to ensure RetailEXPO delivers what the industry wants from an exhibition.

The board gives key insights into their day-to-day issues and challenges that then plays a vital role in ensuring the seminar and conference programme is the highest possible value to give retailers the information they need. They help to validate the submissions, the programme and presentations.

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