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Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots36
Valid votes36
Invalid votes0


Round Manca Rakun Eirini Mavrantonaki Daniel Langstaff Yiwei Peng RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 12.00 4.00 12.00 8.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 18.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 13.00 17.00 6.00 2.00 15.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Eirini Mavrantonaki, Yiwei Peng, and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 15.00. Candidate Daniel Langstaff has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Daniel Langstaff.

Number of vacancies: 1


Daniel Langstaff
The way we communicate is something incredibly important at Pi, and I wholeheartedly believe that this extends beyond the written world and to the visual one. From incorporating design-focused articles into the Lifestyle section to interviewing top architects and curators (like George Clarke and Beatrice Galilee), I’ve been passionate about bringing cohesion between the worlds of design and journalism.

One of my goals as Design Officer is to form a fresh and cohesive look (and feel) for Pi moving forward, from updating the website graphics to providing innovative design direction for the magazine. I’d also love to pursue the custom design and production of Pi Media merchandise- a great way to simultaneously help everyone feel like part of the larger society and promote the publication!

My experience on the Bartlett’s architecture course has well equipped me to take on this role- understanding and navigating the design process is an integral part of being successful in my degree. Opportunities outside my course have also allowed me to become familiar with the many facets of design, like rebranding the European/ International Social and Political Studies course here at UCL through the redesign of their logo and upcoming merch.

Thanks for considering me!
Manca Rakun
Hi everyone!
Some of you may already know me, but those of you who don't - I hope I meet you soon! This year, I've been your design assistant and so I've worked closely with our Head of Design, Valeria. Besides developing my design skills, I gained great insight into what the role entails - from coordinating the creative team and designing layouts, to solving problems and making final decisions, I believe I have the necessary skillset.

I will first and foremost make sure the creative team functions as one. I will set regular meetings to discuss individual progress, solve problems, and get to know each other. As I will be fully committed to the role, I will be always available to anyone who struggles with design ideas, Adobe programs, or even with something completely non-design related - no problem is too great or too small to discuss with me!
Second, I will make sure the organisation runs smoothly and that everything is delivered on time. I will plan our meetings well in advance to allow for any unexpected issues that might arise. I will work closely with the editors-in-chief and the rest of the committee, as well as writers and artists, to make sure every article gets the visual form it deserves.
Third, besides overseeing the whole process, I will support each member along the way. I will help you generate ideas, give you feedback on the artwork and layouts, and help you produce your best work - and together, we will design something truly extraordinary!
Yiwei Peng
As someone who’s constantly creating, I see art not as a supplement but a direct product of everything around me: something deeply meaningful. In my own work, I value the synthesis of visuals and words. This along with my perceptive eye for design, experiences working with an organisation fighting for equity in art, and passion for connecting with others through art, make me ideal for this position.

In the age where graphic design is becoming increasingly detached from purpose and new media aesthetics often overshadow authenticity, my priority is to curate designs that amplify opinions and words, not to detract from them. I also wish to prioritise diversity in contributors’ background and culture as well as the artistic mediums used; to debunk certain standards that often imprison design, and offer the opportunity to share one's story and voice through art. I want to curate designs that inspire new perspectives as much as words and opinions do, through fluidity, transgression and inclusivity.

Artistic mediums such as a simple photograph have the power to mobilise and initiate change. My goal is to maximise this potential, and add to the breadth and inclusivity Pi already has to offer.
Eirini Mavrantonaki
Hello! My name is Irene and I am a 2nd-year Chemistry and Management student at UCL. I have been a member of Pi Media for one year and I have been involved with content published in Pi Online and Pi Magazine.

Design has been one of my passions as a young child, always trying to invest my time in the making of creative content, whether that was mood-boards, clothing or scrapbooks. I would enjoy being your new Design Officer. Being involved with some of the photography content for the next Pi Magazine, showed me how interesting it would be to work on the design section of the society.

Having completed design classes at Saint Martins College of Art and Design and interning as the design ambassador for L.Cuppini startup, have been useful experiences that will allow me to demonstrate my skills in the Pi media community. Some ideas I have in mind for the upcoming year are the focus on key messages that were brought up the year of the pandemic, such as “Wellbeing”, “Relationships” and “Emotion”. The concept of wellbeing could be the highlight of the next term and could be surrounded by all kinds of different angles, testimonials, with splashes of colors portraying the kinetic message and power of focusing on ourselves, our relationships, and our mental health.