A STUDENT designer from Huddersfield University has won a top award.
Jayne Parker, who gained a 2:1 BA (honours) degree in textile crafts this summer, is one of the winners in the national Design A Laminate Competition.
She could be in for a financial reward as well.
The competition, which attracted 1,800 entries from across the country, is organised and run by Formica, the makers of decorative laminate. Jayne, 23, who is from Spennymoor, County Durham, entered the contest's Retro category.
The judging panel was looking for designs that reflected the "beginnings of modern interior design influenced by the second half of the 20th Century".
Formica was so impressed with Jayne's work that the company has taken up her shortlisted design as one of its lines.
If one of Formica's clients commissions the design for one of their products Jayne will receive a 5% royalty from Formica.
She said: "I was quite surprised to hear that my work would be put into production and that they would be offering me a royalty."
"I entered 10 designs and they chose four to go into their catalogue. One of them was shortlisted in the final.
"I wasn't aware at the time, but apparently a 5% royalty is quite high for a graduate, so I'm hoping that someone chooses my design."
Jayne, who is a printed textile student, is hoping to further her career again.
She has applied to go to Sunderland University's masters' course on Decoration On Glass.
The course has the reputation of being one of the best in its field in Europe.