Shavaz has designs on his future

Shavaz (14) from London will see his ambition of becoming a graphic designer take a step closer this summer thanks to an award by The Realising Dreams Foundation.

Shavaz applied to the foundation for costs towards a place on a graphics course at The Chelsea College of Arts this summer. He is currently a student at Capital City Academy and has excelled in art and his GCSE graphics subject.

Shavaz has loved drawing since he was young when he regularly visited the Tate Museum and Design Museum. Over the years this has developed into a real talent recognized by his teachers.

Celia Squire from the Art Department at Capital City Academy said: “Shavaz is an extremely talented and dedicated student with a strong work ethic. He develops unique ideas and imagery that are inspired by a range of sources he researches. Gaining experience at a prestigious school will inspire him even more and contribute to his portfolio of work.”

Shavaz was desperate to study at the prestigious Chelsea College of Arts and gain a deeper insight into the world of graphics but his family did not have the funding to cover the costs.

Shavaz added: “I want to say a very big thank you to The Realising Dreams Foundation for this amazing opportunity. Art has always been my passion and now my dream of doing a graphic course at the Chelsea College of Arts is coming true. This would not have been possible without you. I will take this experience and knowledge to better my future and achieve my goals.”

Shavaz has designs on his future

Shavaz has designs on his future


Shavaz shows a natural flair for art and design

Ron Burges, Chairman of The Realising Dreams Foundation concluded: “Shavaz shows a natural flair for art and design and we were delighted he reached out to us to help him realise his dream of becoming a graphic designer.

“This is the first art and design application we have received and it was wonderful to see the calibre of Shavaz’ work. We believe he has a solid foundation and with the opportunity to study at The Chelsea College of Art, his future in graphic design could be about to take off. Good luck Shavaz!”