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‘OSH Young Designer of the Year’ Competition Launched Today

September 24th, 2014


Today during assembly, former OSH pupil Kat Harris announced the launch of a new and exciting annual competition – the ‘OSH Young Designer of the Year’.

Kat and her colleague Nicky Westgarth-Flynn from Koti, an industrial design studio, have sponsored the competition which will be asking pupils to identify everyday problems or frustrations which could be solved through re-creating or re-purposing common inexpensive household items.   Pupils can work alone or in teams of four to create design solutions in one of four categories – ‘Sport’, ‘Solving Problems for Others’, ‘Technology’ and ‘Music’.

Simon Plant, Subject Leader for Design & Technology at OSH said “This competition is open to all students and is an opportunity to demonstrate that by thinking intuitively, we can all design and produce a product that could solve an everyday problem or something that just isn’t working properly.”

A prize for the winning entry will be presented at Prizegiving. The deadline for entries is 27 March 2014 and full details are on the Design and Technology FROG page.

Kat studied A Level Design & Technology at OSH and then went on to read product design at Brunel University. She now runs her own industrial design consultancy, Koti Studio Design working with well-known companies such as John Lewis, Sony, Joules, and Lakeland. The studio develops ideas, improves usability, solves problems and develops compelling designs.


Pic shows from left to right: Simon Plant, Nicky Westgarth-Flynn and Kat Harris