Design Student McLean Wins Surtex designext Competition

SurtexWHITE PLAINS, N.Y.-Tori McLean, a third-year student at the United Kingdom’s Winchester School of Art, took the grand prize in Surtex’s 2014 designext International Student Competition.

This year’s competition was themed “Street Inspiration.” Students submitted original surface designs inspired by their vision of street influences in the year 2020. McLean’s submission used a range of patterned screens as space and Japanese motifs inspired by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, created with airbrushing and graffiti with laser-cut stencils.

McLean’s grand prize package included $1,000, a feature on the Surtex website for a full year and recommendation letters to prospective employers.