Meet the badge maker

Monika Ciapala, a student at the University of Bedfordshire, is the inspired designer of our latest badges for 2013. Having started her own agency (www.merdesign.co.uk) , and having won three design prizes this year, Monika is surprisingly modest about her achievements. She is currently working with the team on aspects of our website too. She said, “I was inspired by Turing’s input into computer science and everything we use today as an effect of that. I wanted to make that visual connection between computer science by mimicking the element of electronic device (circuit board) with which most people are familiar with. The use of rainbow colours connects both LGBT community with Alan Turing who was gay”.