We’re delighted to welcome to the team Cheyanne Black who joins us as an intern having recently graduated as a mature student in graphic design from the University of Derby.
Since Chris gives guest lectures at the University, he was in contact with Cheyanne’s tutor who introduced the two as he knew that Wide Sky’s portfolio would be a perfect example to research for her final project, an interactive experience in digital and print formats called Commemoration through Conversation which brings people together to share their stories of war, conflict and human loss. With elements of archiving and education, the project is very much in line with the aims of many of our clients so it made perfect sense to keep in touch throughout the last months of her degree.
We’re very impressed with Cheyanne’s achievements which include being shortlisted for the prestigious Penguin Random House Design Award for her cover of Carrie’s War and for the 5th Sheffield International Artists Book Prize for Tear Away The Taboo, a handcrafted direct mailer and leaflet insert inviting the public to an event to discuss taboos in today’s society.
Cheyanne’s ability to work with interpretation, archiving and education around themes of war and conflict are informed by time she spent prior to her studies as an army nurse in Hawaii where she was struck by the poignancy of survivors of the Pearl Harbour attack visiting the USS Arizona Memorial, possibly the last that these visitors, now in their 90s, will make. This sensitivity is clearly reflected in her work.
We’re so pleased to have such a talent on the team and have been keeping Cheyanne very busy with modelling, animation and graphic layout for a project interpreting the history of the 13th century church at Bedwas. She is certainly rising to new challenges and we look forward to presenting her with even more!