More about Sam
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“I heard lots of good things about the Graphic Design course here and after doing some research I realised the University has excellent industry links, and a number of students had achieved a variety of high profile design awards.”
What have you enjoyed most about the course so far?
“What I most enjoy about the course is the variety of areas we get to explore. I’ve developed skills in illustration, photography, animation and film making. I also like the freedom we have with projects, we're able to pursue them however we want to.”
What has been your favourite project?
“My favourite project so far was called 'A few of my favourite things'. It was a really open project in which we could make any design/illustrations that related to what makes us who we are. Since I really love music and play a bit myself, I thought I'd design my own guitar case by covering it with all of my favourite artists. One of my favourite styles at the moment is hand drawn type, so I drew on the design entirely by hand once I had the rough idea down on paper.”
How do you find the course staff?
“The tutors and lecturers are great and they are always really helpful and supportive. If you’re struggling with a project, there are lots of opportunities to chat to them outside of your set contact hours. Our technicians are extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and without their help I would have no idea how to use half of the complex graphic design equipment available to us.”
How do you find the facilities?
“The facilities are amazing! We have access to all sorts of equipment from laser cutting machines to professional standard filming and recording equipment. The tutors are always looking to invest in new equipment or ways to make the studio space more effective; it’s great that they care about our ideas for the spaces.”
Have you joined any societies?
“In Year One I joined fencing and now I’m in the music society. It’s a great way to meet new people with similar interests outside of your course.”
What was the highlight of your first year?
“Entering my work into a Penguin Books competition. I’ve never entered a design competition before and to have the opportunity to submit my work to Penguin Books was a pretty cool experience!”