Akiko welcomes new team member
During Easter 2022, graphic design student Jack Dunlop won a competition run as part of the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Ellie Vesey-Thompson’s focus on increasing the opportunities available to children and young people in Surrey.
As winner, Jack took part in a week-long placement with Akiko Design, to bring his ideas to life as part of a rebrand of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey. The concept he created has since been used across all aspects of their brand, including in the redesign of the Office’s website – boosting awareness of the key role that the Commissioner and her team plays in representing the voice of local people on policing and supporting improvements to the service provided by Surrey Police.
We were so impressed with Jack that he has now become the latest addition to the Akiko team.
“During the second year of my Graphic Design degree, I won a competition to design the new logo for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey, from which arose the opportunity to have a week’s work experience at Akiko, and now, a year later, I am a full time designer with them! Woohoo!” Jack Dunlop
Since starting with Akiko in December, Jack has been working on several projects from improving the design of an existing client’s website to image preparation for a large website set to launch this January. Jack is also going to be heavily involved in the work on a new website Akiko has recently won the contract for.
“When Jack came in for the week placement last year I was really impressed by his ability and his work ethic. Having seen his college portfolio he clearly has a lot of talent, which I would always place above experience/qualifications. Since joining he’s been very quick to learn the packages needed and I already feel I can trust him to do a good job with larger projects. He’ll be an invaluable member of the team I’m sure.” Craig Denford, Creative Director, Akiko Design.
“Suporting children and young people is a key part of my focus as the Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner, and I couldn’t be prouder that Jack’s experience through our office has helped him to hit the ground running in a really exciting career.
“I was incredibly impressed with Jack’s creativity, enthusiasm, and the diligence and commitment he brought to the redesign of our brand. I hope that he will take immense pride in knowing that his vision and branding plays an important and visible role in the work that we carry out with Surrey Police and partners right across the county.
“We are very proud of our new look thanks to Jack’s hard work alongside Akiko.” Ellie Vesey-Thompson, Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Surrey
You can learn more about the role of your Police and Crime Commissioner at https://surrey-pcc.gov.uk