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Graphic Designer Alex Lewis

London based Graphic Designer Alex Lewis, graduated from the Shillington College this summer.

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“I spent 2 and a half years travelling the globe: spending time as a pumpkin farmer in north Queensland or swimming with Whale Sharks in the Philippines. As I travelled I knew I wanted to make creativity my career and searched for an opportunity to make it happen. Initially self taught in design, I interned at Sydney based agency Host and went on to work at London based NME magazine. I developed a hunger to learn that I’d not experienced at school. At the start of this year I enrolled at Shillington College and completed their intensive graphic design course. The course transformed my technical skills but more importantly my confidence in myself and my ideas. I am now a keen typographer and grid enthusiast!

After graduating, I joined Champion, a creative agency and social enterprise championing young creative talent, based in Brixton. I’ve been lucky enough to be the design lead on five projects so far, creating and presenting the work at every occasion. Currently I am working on the re-brand of a radio station which is due to launch in September. A highlight so far definitely being seeing our work up outside Waterloo station, telling anyone who would listen (very few) that I’d been involved in designing it.”

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“I get huge amounts of inspiration from design blogs (It’s Nice That, Collate, September Industry) publications (Oh Comely, Crack, Computer Arts) but mostly from everyday life, which is why I think it’s so important to keep up personal and self initiated work. I’ve created a series of surrealist collages inspired by having too many beautiful magazines with all their pages intact!”

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Website | @_alex_lewis