Tom Barlow is a BA (Hons) Graphic Design student currently working at MMT Digital in Uppingham on his placement year as a UX Designer. From Pompey to the East Midlands, it’s certainly been an eventful and successful year for Tom as he tells us how it’s all going in his graphic design role, why he advocates the placement year experience to future students considering it and his exciting plans for the future!…
Lucy Ferguson studies Graphic Design at the University of Portsmouth and is currently working as a Junior Graphic Designer at Waterline Media based in Port Hamble. She shares the highs and lows of her experience so far and why she thinks a placement year can “change your mindset, attitude and boost your knowledge!”
From challenging her biggest insecurities to developing her design skills, Nicola’s placement as a Junior Graphic Designer for Lumesse Learning in Brighton has “proved more valuable than I could have imagined”.
“My role involves anything from coming up with ideas and designs for infographics, tip sheets and eBooks, to social media posts, direct mails and landing pages. Every day is varied.” Claire Dunford is studying Graphic Design and is currently on placement as a Junior Designer at Really B2B in Portsmouth. She tells us how her placement has improved her confidence and why she loves working for Really B2B.
Fresh Relevance, the marketing hub for online retailers, has welcomed the fourth intake to its successful annual intern programme including our very own Graphic Design student, Ben Edwards.
Alice and Kerry are two Illustration students on a Self-Employment Placement Year (SPY) where they have set up a website, The Visual Spill, “your new online resource for all your illustration needs!”
We wanted to share with you their interview with Tariq Alsaadi, a freelance graphic designer, who grew up in Syria and wants to:
“…inspire people with my art works especially now because it’s a hard time for this world so I try and make the people feel that we are the same, we are just born in different place but we didn’t choose that.”