Amy McCondach is a graduate of the University of Greenwich, now working as a freelance designer living and working in London.
‘My first education in Graphic design came after I left school where I went to South Nottingham college in my home town to study multimedia at Btec level. After a year or so I decided to take a HND interactive media course to then focus my study into a degree level studying graphics and digital design. I enjoyed my course and for me the only real option was to study a specific area at degree level. I got accepted Into the University of Greenwich where they placed me directly into the 2nd year of study which I studied for 2 years.’
‘Over that time I learn’t the difference between studying at academic level and college level the course I had chosen didn’t involve examinations which most degrees do which was also a big decider in choosing to go to university. Whilst studying I worked with the university’s student union.I entered a competition to design the University election campaign which Included posters, flyers business cards and even to be featured on the university newspaper cover. I won the competition and gain work helping them make the promotional material for the university. after finishing the campaign I begged the marketing department to give me some more work and for a short time whilst studying I worked freelance for the university this gave me my first insight on working freelance which I thoroughly enjoyed.’
‘Now after leaving university and getting a taster of life as a freelancer I understand that this is something I would like to do on a full time basis at current I am working part time as well as freelancing this is helping me to fund investment for myself to start my own business I currently take on clients which I complete on my days off and very often working late into the night to form a client base for myself. I would describe style as Swiss style with influences from Paul Rand, I like the vibrancy and quirkiness of his work.’