Dominique Evans, who graduated in 1995 in Graphic Design BA(Hons), has been a Royal Mint graphic designer for the past 12 years.
The coin features the silhouette of Jane Austen, one of the best loved authors in the world, set in a period frame against a backdrop of Regency wallpaper.
Dominique said: “From the first brief through to the final design, it was a delight to research Jane Austen’s life in detail. I imagined her framed silhouette as if it were in one of the houses featured in Jane Austen’s books, on the wall of a corridor, as guests passed by to attend a dance, perhaps in Pride and Prejudice or on the wall in the home of Emma.”
She spoke of her course at Brighton: “I, like so many of the creative people who went there, will wax lyrical about the course – I have such fond memories of my time there. The course really did instil in me the importance of idea generation, which has been a foundation stone for everything I have done in my career since then.