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Illustrated activity book for Culture Mile, Barbican and Age UK

Needs to be written...

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Needs to be written...

What was our objective?









What was our process?

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The original brief revolved around the concept that Chinese lanterns represent wishes and releasing your own wishes into the world.

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So through prototyping with lantern constructing techniques, I created a method for building a lantern that utilises light panes for interesting light and shadows appearances.

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With provided materials I began to finalise a lantern making methodology.

The panels for the lantern's cases involved personalisation of decorative elements to reflect the individuals.

With a completed lantern and elements, the steps could be translated into an activity book.

The Solution


Andrew Nichols-Clarke 

Senior Development Lead, Health and Justice Children Programme, NHS England 

Lizzie has been a pleasure to work with on the project. In terms of initial concept and design she has a real creative flair and has brought something truly unique to the box.

At times, having to take all service user’s feedback, including professionals, services, managers as well as young people has been challenging and the need to update documents multiple times. 

Realising that things in the NHS do change rapidly, Lizzie has been able to remain resilient and work really well independently to get things updated.

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We wanted to thank Lizzie for all her hard work, dedication and patience on a project which has grown from its initial scope.

The work Lizzie has undertaken will form part of key documentation as part of the delivery of the NHS England Long Term Plan, to support the most complex young people.  It will ensure that young people are involved and understand the services they will be supported by and ensure they are actively involved in their own care.

Lizzie’s flair for creativity has also provided us with some thinking around how some of the resources produced can be shared wider than just within our own programme.

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