Penguin is such a respected design company, and being able to see my work on the Penguin Random House Design Awards website is an amazing way of getting your work out there.
More about Kirstie
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I knew the Graphic Design course here was the only one in the UK to be accredited, which was a big part of why I wanted to study at NTU. I felt so welcome at the open days and could see how much of a community there was around campus.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“I love the buzz around the studio when you’re working. Being able to work along side people who have different skill sets and styles is really nice to see. The opportunities so far have been incredible and I’m only in my first year!”
How do you find the course facilities?
“The facilities we have access to at NTU are great; we have everything from laser cutting to screen printing, 3D printing, block printing and even sound suites. There’s always the opportunity to use them and the staff are there to ask for advice.”
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“Nottingham is so lively. The city centre is a five minute walk away from the University and we have everything around us that you could ever need, including great restaurants and a fab doughnut shop!”
Can you tell us about being shortlisted in the Penguin Random House UK Book Cover Design Awards?
“The competition was to re-design the book cover for Emil and the Detectives. The brief for the Children’s Award Category asked for an original, classic book cover to fit the story while being new and exciting.
“I never expected to be shortlisted this early on. I’m only a first year student and to have this amazing experience really gave me an insight into what is possible! Penguin is such a respected design company, and being able to see my work on the Penguin Random House Design Awards website is an amazing way of getting your work out there.”
Why would you recommend studying Graphic Design at NTU?
“I would highly recommend my course to anyone who is interested in graphic design. The live brief opportunities are great and I have learned so much from the workshops that the tutors organise. We get to experiment with various techniques and the fact that the course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD) will help moving into industry at the end of the course.”