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graphic design student Francisco Casaroti

Graphic Design Student Leaves His Mark On London Painting Festival

The publisher behind two of Britain’s most influential design magazines has teamed up with a talented Graphic Design student from Kensington and Chelsea College to bring his next big project to life.

Former publisher Roger Beckett, who launched Creative Review and Design Week magazines, is bringing a Spanish speed painting festival to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

To help establish the London version of the festival, called Pintar Rápido, Roger partnered with design student Francisco Casaroti to create the all-important festival logo. Francisco’s design is now the official logo for the festival.

‘When I found out I’d be designing the logo for the festival I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy’, said Francisco. ‘I’ve never had an opportunity like this before. It has definitely given me more confidence in my ability.’

Speaking about his Graphic Design course, Francisco added: ‘The course is amazing. The tutor tries to disconnect the students from the idea that graphic design is all about sitting in front of a computer. She gives us the direction to develop ourselves creatively, and then directs us to complete our ideas on the computer. We’re taught to see the computer as a tool to bring our ideas to life. She really is brilliant! I enjoy the course as I have a crazy mind that’s full of ideas, and design is a great way for me to express myself.’

The college has a range of short design and multi-media courses starting from April 15, including Graphic Design and Marketing, and Documentary Film-Making. For a full range of courses visit www.kcc.ac.uk or call 0207 573 5333

Pintar Rápido is being held on Saturday July 13, and encourages amateur and professional artists to spend the day painting anywhere in the Royal Borough.