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Bouncing Back

It’s been such an exciting time for us here at Bounce HQ.

As you can see we’ve had a fresh makeover and like all major facelifts there has been a careful thought process behind it.

As some of you may know I have been producing the design of Bounce Magazine since November last year. I am not a designer nor do I claim to know anything about magazine layouts, but I have somehow muddled through.

With the support from our dedicated Bounce contributors and clients, I decided it was the perfect time to build on the foundations that have been set, so I enrolled the help of local students at West Suffolk College.

I also enlisted the help of local designer Finn Johnston back in April; it has not been an overnight process but an evolvement of sharp ideas, skills and hard work.

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Shortly after our first meeting, Finn and I went to West Suffolk College to assist the undergraduate Graphic Design students with a live brief.

After discussing my requirements in detail we came up with a design brief that the students could work from and together we visited them to present it.

This project lasted for four-weeks and both Finn and I visited the students half way through to lend help and assistance along the way.

At the end of this time, the students took a trip to a local design Studio to display their work to us. They all did a fantastic job and in true Dragons Den style they explained their thought processes. Whilst I had so many things to compliment all of the students about there could only be one winner.

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Our chosen design was by student Matt Reynolds. The front cover and the consistency across his work really impressed us.

It was great to be able to enlist the help of young individuals to get to the look we’ve chosen. For me it includes a sense of community involvement and personality in the new style as well as creating a clean, contemporised magazine.

Bounce appreciates these students will be the next generation of businessmen and women and it was a pleasure to work with them.

When speaking to Matt after the announcement he explained “I was really into art as a child, and was influenced heavily by my family. My family is into art and that is something I picked up on over the years.

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I went to West Suffolk College to do my BTEC diploma, which I got 3 distinction stars. I then moved into a foundation degree, to further my education as well as learning new skills.

I’m Creative, imaginative and flexible are most likely the best ways to describe me”.

When asked how he felt about winning Matt commented “It was something of a proud moment for me as it was a step forward in the right direction. I think it will sink in when the magazine is printed, and hopefully it will make Bounce Magazine more of a success than it is already”.

To top it off this month we have celebrity Ricky Wilson appearing as our featured celebrity. With his recent success on The Voice and his chart topping album with the Kaiser Chiefs plunging to number one we couldn’t have been more thrilled with the end result.

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I hope you enjoy the new look Bounce Magazine. This year has been full of highs and lows like any venture, but I am determined from this point on to make Bounce Magazine a publication every member of the family loves to read. I welcome your feedback at hello@bouncemagazine.co.uk.

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