BDes (Hons) Graphic Design 2011-2015
Edinburgh Napier University
Studio MB | Edinburgh | August 2014
A two week placement which helped to develop my skills greatly within the Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Illustrator. Whilst working on live projects for exhibitions in Coventry and Durham, I have further learnt about working to a coherent style and aesthetic, telling a whole story. I have been able to experience how a graphic design studio operates, from digital filing systems and team work throughout all members.
STV Creative | Glasgow | July 2014
My two week placement allowed me to work closely with the creative team, developing skills within pitching ideas, copywriting for advertising, storyboarding and editorial design. I was able to progress my knowledge designing within short time frames, along with working to brand guidelines. This also gave me the opportunity to experience an advertising shoot, and observe a photo shoot for Poppy Scotland.
Breaking the Ice | Mossuril, Mozambique | May - June 2014
In the summer of 2014, I travelled to Mossuril, Northern Mozambique, with four fellow students to promote and prepare a local film festival (LIFE) and women’s soap co-operative (SHINE). We worked closely with the charity, Breaking The Ice, to utilise our graphic skills by applying these brands throughout the town of Mossuril and island of Ilha, gaining momentum and interest. We gained instant feedback, and saw how the graphic presence was changing people’s lives already. The month in Mozambique gave us the unique opportunity to interact with locals interested in design, and involve them with the projects to show them how impactful and engaging design can be – whilst bringing joy even in the most basic forms.
Dedication and punctuality