Live Brief case study: Cambridge University Botanic Garden and ARU Illustration students

ARU Illustration students worked closely with Cambridge University Botanic Garden to produce designs for the Botanic Garden’s educational resources.

Dr Chantal Helm, who coordinates the Botanic Garden’s learning activities, said:

"We were very impressed with the work the students produced, some of which was so good we asked the student to help us deliver another project as a paid freelance illustrator."

"It was fascinating to see the various interpretations of the live briefs by the different students and their individual styles bringing the work to life."

"The experience of working with so many students was exciting, as the outputs were so varied and ‘out of the box’ that we were able to explore many different ways of engaging with the same topic."

"We will continue to work with a new group of ARU students next year - look out for some of their work appearing in the Garden then."

Here are a few examples of the designs that our students have produced for Cambridge University Botanic Garden: