An Aberdeen art graduate has come closer to realising his dream of going from working in a shop to becoming a professional designer after winning a national competition.
Scott Crawford, who graduated from Gray’s School of Art, beat dozens of other young artists in the competition run by the Scottish Design Exchange (SDX) to be named Scotland’s Young Product Designer of the year.
The 24-year-old’s designs were recognised as “outstanding” and “highly original” by a panel of experts.
Specialising in ceramics, Mr Crawford was also praised for focusing on Scottish and Scandinavian influences in his work.
He said: “There are so many fantastic young designers in Scotland and to win this award is like a dream come true.”
The young designer hopes to use his £1,000 winnings to invest in marketing his products to a wider audience, as he already sells a range of bespoke, self-designed products at his workshop in the east end of Glasgow.
Although Mr Crawford still works as a retail assistant, he hopes the money will take him one step closer to becoming a full-time professional designer.
SDX is a non-profitable social enterprise, which supports more than 300 artists, designers and creators around the country.
The competition invited entries from 16 to 25 year-olds who had design ideas but lacked the resources to make them become a reality.