Ice work if you can get it for student Liam

TyneMet student Liam Wright with some of his designs for Whitley Warriors.
TyneMet student Liam Wright with some of his designs for Whitley Warriors.

Ice hockey fan Liam Wright has landed a dream role as a poster boy for his favourite club, Whitley Warriors.

Liam has been given the job of creating a range of marketing materials, including posters and flyers, for the Whitley Bay club as part of his graphic design studies at Wallsend’s Tyne Metropolitan College.

The 19-year-old, of Whitley Bay, said: “I’m such an avid fan of the Warriors. It’s become a big part of my life. There’s such a sense of community when you visit the ice rink, and on match days the atmosphere is just fantastic.

“Within my designs, I really wanted to convey the excitement, adrenalin and intensity of watching a game.

“The opportunity to create something for club is a great honour and I’ve been able to expand my portfolio, which I hope will help me in the future when progressing to university or employment.”

TyneMet art teacher Paul Harvey said: “It’s always great when a local business such as Whitley Warriors gets on board.”

“It really understood Liam’s desire to add to his portfolio with a positive representation of something he clearly loves, ice hockey.

“One of the most important things for any creative is building their portfolio and developing skills, talent and professional client relationships.

“I wanted the students to explore their emotional connection to the community and create something that resonated with personal experiences.

“Liam has grown in confidence, his work is always of a high standard, and he draws a lot of passion into everything he designs.”

Liam added: “Studying at the creative studios has been one of the best experiences of my life.

“I’ve learnt so much, and my teacher, Dr Harvey, has been instrumental in developing my skills and techniques.

“The creative studios and experiences such as working with Whitley Warriors have made me best prepared for the next step after college and confident about pursuing a career in graphic design.”