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Wednesday 20 July 2016

Smoothie future for the next generation?

Creativity is a big part of students’ lives here at Solent and the sky's the limit when it comes to pursuing their dreams through their imaginations.

Adam Stannard, who recently graduated in BA (Hons) Product Design, has made a product for his final year degree project which is both innovative and for a good educational cause.

We talk to Adam to find out about the man behind the backpack, the inspiration behind his project, and his plans for the future.

Tell us a bit about your final project

My backpack was designed to educate young children on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle - using the Innocent brand - to promote healthy food and drink products. The primary focus was to engage children with a drink dispensing backpack to teach them how they can improve their lifestyles.

Adam Stannard's back pack

What was the inspiration behind your project?

Research was carried out into various areas but the figures regarding childhood obesity in the UK was what inspired me to base my final project in this area. It also gave me the opportunity to design something fun and different.

What have you enjoyed the most about your time at Solent?

What I have enjoyed the most is meeting new people and the overall university experience. Learning skills in the area that I want to pursue a career in has been very exciting and seeing the results is very satisfying.

Adam Stannard's book

What’s next for you? Tell us a bit about any work/experience/internships you have lined up.

 I plan to continue studying at Solent on the MA Creative Enterprise course to provide me with the skills I need to set up as a freelance designer in the future.

Do you have any advice to share with other students or potential students?

To make the most of the time at Solent University and to take advantage of as many opportunities as possible.


Do you have an eye for design? Join us on our BA (Hons) Product Design course.