Mike Meyer shares his expertise with Graphic Design students

Sign painter Mike Meyer recently visited NTU to give a guest lecture to our Year Two and Three BA (Hons) Graphic Design students.

Sign painter Mike Meyer recently visited NTU to give a guest lecture to our Year Two and Three BA (Hons) Graphic Design students.

Mike is from a small town in Minnesota, USA, and has been sign painting for 35 years. He was taught by his father, who was a barber, and started by painting signs for his barber shop. During his visit to NTU Mike gave several demonstrations and taught the students about sign painting as a craft. In the workshop that followed, he also gave the students the chance to try out sign painting for themselves.

Course Leader, Kathryn Coates commented: "Our guest speaker programme gives students invaluable opportunities to engage with a diverse range of industry practitioners, and to gain insights into current ideas and thinking within our subject area. It supports students in locating their practice within the current contemporary context and offer fantastic opportunities for them to network and begin to build relevant industry contacts for the future."

Final Year student, Natalie Kelter told us: "The session with Mike Meyer was really good, it was one of the best guest lectures we've had! He let some of the students participate, which was great as a workshop with Mike can be expensive and this isn't an opportunity a lot of us would have got otherwise. I think it's essential to hear from external speakers, as they help bridge the gap between university and industry."

Mike Meyer shares his expertise with Graphic Design students

Published on 18 March 2015
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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