‘After graduating from the University of Salford with a degree in Fashion design, I found myself missing the creative studio environment and the challenge of creating something beautiful, So I found myself an internship with Cahoona Digital. During my time with there I got an insight into the work process of a graphic Designer and loved every minute of it. I was given some small branding projects to work on, and produced some assets for web designs. I felt right at home in the energetic and sociable environment so was inspired to further my skills, and applied for the graphic design course at Shillington college.’
‘I enjoyed every minute at Shillington and graduated feeling ready to find work in the industry and a couple of months after finishing the course I found myself freelancing for Ear to The Ground, and from there, with more industry experience, moved on to a paid internship at Play, a digital design agency who create innovative consumer focused digital designs. I learnt a lot during my three months there, working along side the head Designer and service designer on Ipad apps and being involved in concept creation. I was also given my own digital and print briefs to work on and found my confidence with digital design greatly improved.
Since leaving Play I have set my self up as a freelance designer, I am currently working on web design for The Moocher a small catering company who sell high quality foods and rare breed meats. I have found this project extremely enjoyable and have been experimenting with food photography and styling. I also work with a company called Service point on print projects such as bid collateral and stationery design. I have been working closely with the production team and have learnt a great deal about designing for print.’
‘I am constantly inspired by artists such as Eagon Schielle, whose bold and lively line quality heavily influenced my fashion illustration during my degree. I love Degas’ use of colour and Jenny Saville‘s expression of light and flesh. More recently I have been obsessed with the Charming and Folky Kinfolk magazine and the Photography and blog of Herriot Grace.
I am always looking for new opportunities, and to meet new people and learn new skills.’