Friday, March 16, 2012

Pattern course student shortlisted for top design award!

We are very excited to announce that one of our talented e-course students 'Nikki Griffiths' has been selected as one of the 'TOP 5 FINALISTS' for the Ideal Home Show Wallpaper Competition.

We are so thrilled for Nikki! We actively encourage the students to submit to design competitions during class times so it's so lovely for us to see them flourish! The competition is a collaboration between The Ideal Home Show & the lovely, it's been such a fantastic opportunity for our students. We can't thank them enough, are also one of our wonderful e-course contributors.

THE PRIZE: The winner will receive the title of ‘Ideal Wallpaper Designer 2012’, 5 printed rolls of his or her design courtesy of and have their wallpaper featured on for sale via a unique link. Along with this, the wallpaper will be promoted on the Ideal Home Show website and it will be used at the Ideal Home Show 2013!
The top 5 shortlisted entries will be displayed at this year’s Ideal Home Show on 16th March 2012 and later judged by our esteemed panel of judges, including & Laurence Lewelyn-Bowen, followed with a prize giving ceremony on the 26th March 2012.
The Ideal Home Show, London will open its doors for 17 days from 16th March – 1st April 2012, at London’s Earls Court. Tickets can be either booked online or by calling the Ticket Hotline on 0844 858 6763, or for further information about the show visit the website here.
I just love the simplicity of the selected B&W cupcake wallpaper, it's cleverly combined with a monochrome palette creating a quirky feel that is contemporary, fun & very fresh. Well done Nikki!

Nikki's selected wallpaper design (featured above)

 Below is a further selection of designs from Nikki's portfolio 

You can follow Nikki's work & her blog here. She also runs her own very successful graphic design agency with her partner called 'The Design Project' clearly a girl with many talents!


  1. Wow! That's amazing! Very well done Nikki - and from the North West too! : )

  2. Brilliant - well done Nikki!! It's a really fun design and encouraging to think that cupcakes could be adorning walls one day.

  3. Great designs for wallpaper - kudos!


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