Two Product Design graduates have won first prize in the University of Leeds Business Plan Competition for their new specialist branding and marketing company, Eat Fish Design.
Rowena Madar and Satthaporn Barnes, were awarded first prize in the Trading Company category for their design consultancy, which was founded in November 2015 and is already working on projects for nine client companies in the medical technology sector.
Both women graduated last year with a Master’s degree in Product Design from the School of Mechanical Engineering. The two friends were also part of a team whose 4th year medical product design project won a national student design award and took them to Texas, USA to represent the UK in the international finals. While they didn’t win the final, they were approached by several companies who loved the way that they translated the benefits of complex technical products through simple and beautiful marketing and design materials.