Get up to Speed

 Get up to Speed posters for the last 5 years designed by The Smart Station


Get up to Speed with STEM is a huge and exciting annual careers event designed for young people, their families and teachers, to see some of the UK's best innovations first hand, and showcasing businesses and career opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors. It's held at Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.


I've been involved with design for the Get up to Speed (GUTS) event for the last 8 years, and during that time, not only has the event itself expanded, but so has the range of marketing and promotional material which I've been called on to create. It's definitely one of my favourite projects to work on each year, as you can tell by the fun I've had with these designs!

When I was first drafted in through Jackie Cook at CQ Strategic Marketing in 2016, the basic branding (the GUTS logo above) had already been in use for several years (since the event was launched in 2011), and I was therefore required to develop the accompanying flyers, information leaflets and posters in a suitable style to suit this established brand.

I've worked on a new design theme each year, including creating the 40-page event programme including several full-page adverts, general information and sponsorship leaflets, exhibitor booking form, tickets, advertising posters for schools, external hanging banners, and branded exhibition and backdrop banners on display throughout the event for the organisers, The Work-wise Foundation.


You can see my work on this year's 2023 Event Programme and Map by clicking on the thumbnails here:  

GUTS2023 Programme thumbnail   GUTS2023 Event Map thumbnail


Each year I'm also asked to design a number of exhibition banners for various exhibitors throughout the event - in fact, 34 of the banners on display at this year's event were my designs!

I've helped out as a volunteer on the day too since 2017, and seeing my work in situ makes me really proud!

In 2019, we had exhibits from the National Space Centre, and SELA Apollo 50, so the event branding took on a space theme, as you can see from the promotional material shown here.


Get up to Speed 2022 programme designed by The Smart Station





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page last updated on 28/03/2023


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