‘During my time at university we were lucky enough to have great briefs set for us, which were all open enough for us to interpret them as individual designers such as illustrators, typographers, advertisers etc. This also helped us home in our own skills and develop them further.
Accidentally a few projects I completed were focused around my German heritage, with all but 1 of my grandparents being German. My work acted as a kind of homage to them, from a re-written folk tale ‘Struwwelpeter’ that my parents were told when they were children, to an intricate typographic publication for ISTD which was a celebration on my late Granddad’s life who passed away on the launch day for the ISTD briefing.’
‘I like designing for a purpose, the inspiration for my ideas can come at any time, whether it be a day out, or something I have seen on the news for example. One of the final projects I did was an awareness and confidence-boosting iPhone application for children who stammer. The idea behind is that children can relate to the characters built in to the app and help them on their journey to ‘find their voice’, which in reality is sub-consciously helping the user at the same time.’