Reiss Willis, from South Ockenden, studied the Level 3 Art & Design (Graphic Design) Diploma at the college’s Southend campus.
He was nominated for his positive attitude, work ethic and for producing high quality work, using digital and non-traditional methods.
His tutor said: “Reiss is a very nice individual, who is popular with the rest of the group and always eager to help other students. He should be incredibly proud of himself and his achievements because if he continues with this positive attitude and work ethic, he will have a fantastic future.”
Reiss would recommend South Essex College because of its accessibility, its support in all fields and the quality of teaching.
His greatest achievement was making a change in himself, to become more dedicated and motivated and be the ‘best version’ of himself.
He said: “I struggled a little in school with behaviour and staying focussed so I knew coming to college was a fresh start and I could make a new impression. By completing all work to the highest quality and always completing additional work, I was able to win this award which I am very proud of.”
His plan after college is to go to Loughborough University and continue pursuing his dreams.
His long term ambition is in graphic design where he would like to have his own firm and become a creative director, taking on jobs and rebrands for big companies.