There is a lack of representation within the design community, people from a BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) background make up 13% of the design jobs in the UK, this needed to be addressed, where young people need to be encouraged to go into the industry. This project was set out to show them there is room for them despite the lack of representation. BEAM - Rise Up In Graphic Design is a guide that introduces Graphic Design to ethnic minority students, showcasing diverse talent within the industry and providing knowledge on the fundamental basics of graphic design, the types of education available to study, tips on creating a portfolio, and how to talk to parents about pursuing graphic design. The aesthetic of the guide is inspired by the early 2000’s with the use of pastel colours, technology and stickers.

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