Student at UCA will see her designs on the front cover of books

University student will see her designs on the front cover of books

Melisa Hasan whose designs have been chosen for book covers

One of Melisa Hasan's designs

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter - Epsom

A graphic design student will see her work adorning the front covers of books as the runner-up of a competition run by a prestigious publisher.

Melisa Hasan, a student at Epsom's University for the Creative Arts (UCA) designed a range of patterns to be used on the jacket covers by Palgrave Macmillan, which publishes books in print and online, and received £130 worth of Apple vouchers. She said: "I have a passion for patterns, and have previously explored this within my previous design work.

"When I saw the Palgrave Pivot competition advertised I felt as though it was practically made for me. The design guidelines were quite open, so I researched into previous Palgrave Pivot front cover designs, and took inspiration from them.

"I had the feeling ‘what have I got to lose’ in entering, so winning was pretty unexpected."

Sallyanne Theodosiou, senior lecturer in graphic design at UCA, added: "I am extremely pleased to see Melisa's self-initiated work receive this level of recognition. She is a great student who has been able to apply her learning in a real world situation."

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