I first studied introductory Graphic Design whilst on an Art Foundation at Kingston in London, finishing the one year course with a distinction. I then made the move away from home to the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh where I enrolled on the 3 year, BA Graphic Design Course at Edinburgh College of Art. Throughout my time there I developed much as a designer, and by the time I had reached my middle year I was working with live clients, 5K budgets and collaborating with so many talented academics and designers.
In my final year I really tried to enhance my abilities within Moving Image, Publication and Packaging Design. Myself and Noah Collin also set up and ran a college based design studio called ‘Open-play‘. For the duration of one academic year, ‘Open-play’ recruited younger designers, worked with six national & international clients, won live pitches, raised over £300 for charity, was featured on D&AD, appeared on ‘It’s Nice That’ & finally (after being paid) took all nine members abroad to Amsterdam to meet KesselsKramer & designer Bas Koopmans.
In June 2012, I graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a First Class Honors in BA Graphic Design. I was also lucky enough to receive the ‘Design Innovation’ Prize, ‘Graphic Design’ Prize & The ‘Katherine Michaelson’ Prize (for writing) from Edinburgh University. I am now living, looking for internships and doing freelance design work in London. You can read Freddy Taylor’s article over branding with Pipcorn here.