Rocket Software Stockley Park’s collaboration with art students

Art & Design students transformed two blank walls to create a vibrant, lively workspace at Rocket Software’s UK headquarters.

The students worked with the global company on two space-themed mural paintings to brighten up the offices in Stockley Park, Uxbridge.

Caroline Seaward, Senior Order Management Specialist at Rocket Software said: “The students displayed great teamwork and commitment in following our brief, submitting draft designs and delivering a final product to the set deadline. We are very happy with the end result and after sharing photos on our intranet site, the walls in the Uxbridge office have been a real talking point across Rocket worldwide! We would certainly consider doing something like this again in the future. Thanks also to Clara Clark for her support throughout the project.”

The project involving the group of eight first year students from UAL Level 3 Art and Design Diploma ran for two months, with the painting itself taking three days. Rocket provided a brief which the students interpreted and developed, collecting imagery, sketching designs, researching how to paint murals and drawing up a budget and materials list. After the initial design process they developed mock-up paintings and Rocket chose their favourite versions to be painted on the walls.

Clara Clark, Art & Design Lecturer, said: “The students worked on the project pretty much entirely independently, outside of lesson time as part of their work experience, making excellent use of their creative and technical skills and being prepared to use research to produce the best possible result. It was a fantastic opportunity for our artists to be collaborating with a global organisation such as Rocket Software in creating a large mural in a real environment, particularly to have so much positive feedback and support. A very big thank you to Rocket!”