Monday, 27 September 2021

Student designs concert posters

A GAP-YEAR student has designed the publicity materials for the Henley Choral Society’s Christmas concert.

A GAP-YEAR student has designed the publicity materials for the Henley Choral Society’s Christmas concert.

Will Howell, 18, of Blandy Road, created the posters, flyers, concert programme and large banners promoting Christmas Fanfare!

The former Henley College student spent about a week on his laptop perfecting the design.

He said: “For the show title I used a font which had a snowy effect, like ice, so it has a Christmas feel to it. The colour scheme is red and white which I chose because it has a Christmassy feel and I made a split between the red and the white half-way down using Photoshop elements to make it snowy.”

The teenager was asked to create a design on the recommendation of society member Toni Aitken, of Damer Gardens, Henley. Will said: “Designing to a live brief was a great opportunity for me to gain experience in the world of graphic design, giving me a valuable addition to my portfolio. I am very grateful to everyone involved, including the print team at Higgs & Co, who were very helpful and ensured I met the specification.”

The former Trinity primary and Gillotts School pupil is currently working as a graphic designer for SiyonaTech in Station Road and hopes to study music technology at university next September.

He said: “Although I have spent part of my year doing graphic design and I enjoy it, I really want to do music technology. I like all sorts of music. I can play the drums at grade eight level and I also play classical guitar.”

Mr Howell’s mother, Anna, is a violin instructor, and his father, Trevor, runs a copywriting and proofreading agency. His brother, Oliver, 21, is studying civil engineering at Southampton University.

Christmas Fanfare! will take place at St Mary’s Church on Tuesday from 7.30pm.

It will be the first concert under new musical director Ben Goodson and will feature brass ensemble Chaconne.

There will be choruses from Handel’s Messiah and Christmas carols. Mince pies will be served.

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