Name: Connect

Location: Birmingham

Created by: Donna Newman

Sponsor: KPMG

A year marked by physical distance during the pandemic has led to new challenges on how to remain socially connected. This design is inspired by our use of digital media to engage with our families and friends during this time of social isolation. From virtual hangouts and video chats to online fitness classes, working and home schooling to quiz nights and celebrations, developing a thriving social network has become more important than ever.

Donna Newman is a freelance mural artist. Predominantly working in schools across the Midlands, she seeks to inspire young people by transforming their learning environments with her vibrant artwork. She is also an experienced painter of public art trails working closely with Wild in Art on numerous commissions and raising over £150,000 for charities through her sculpture sales.

KPMG UK employs 16,000 people, serving the needs of business, the public-sector, not-for-profit organisations and the capital markets. They lead with a commitment to quality and integrity, bringing a passion for client success and a purpose to serve and improve the communities in which we operate. They set themselves apart through their expertise and curiosity, their inclusive culture and focus on developing the leaders of tomorrow. In a world where rapid change and unprecedented disruption are the new normal, they inspire confidence and empower change in all they do.

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