Alice Cowling

Alice

Cowling

United Kingdom
Now I’m back from my exchange, I feel like I could confidently live anywhere in the world and make the most of it.

More about Alice

What made you choose to study at NTU?
“The opportunity to study abroad and the social environment of the City Campus.”

What have you enjoyed most about your course?
“I really enjoyed the workshops in Year One, and my exchange to New York!”

Has the course included any industry speakers?
"Mike Meyer came in and spoke to us about his profession, hand lettering. He was full of personality and it made me understand how you don’t need a good grade to be an appreciated designer. It is all about how and what you create; the passion Mike had was admirable.”

How do you find your course specific facilities?
“Whether you want to foil, laser cut, screen print or take studio photographs, it is all there.  As Graphic Design students we are allowed to borrow high-end equipment; I once borrowed a GoPro for the weekend!”

Have you completed any work placements?
“I have completed two work placements both at Mynt Design. The first time I worked with them I helped develop the branding for their global brand, Polar. It was exciting to see something you worked on in stores and online.

“The second time I interned with Mynt Design I had much more animation and design experience. I used post-production software to create a video for Interflora at the Chelsea Flower Show. This placement gave me the confidence that my animation and editing skills could be beneficial within the industry.”

Can you tell us a little bit about your exchange to New York?
“I spent four incredible months studying Graphic Design at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York. I found this course very different to studying in Nottingham; in New York they have less of a design process when creating work - you chose an idea and execute it.

“My social life during my exchange was amazing. I had so much free time to explore the city, brunch, and shop! The highlight was having the Brooklyn Promenade on my doorstep and being able to pop to 5th Avenue like it was my corner shop. Now I’m back from my exchange, I feel like I could confidently live anywhere in the world and make the most of it.”

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