More about Saskia
What made you choose to study at NTU?
"I really liked Nottingham as it felt like an exciting and vibrant community to live in. The University seemed like a modern working environment which offered great art courses and facilities.”
What do you enjoy most about studying BA (Hons) Graphic Design?
“I enjoy the opportunity to be so diverse with my work. Since the start of the course I have had the chance to try out many different skills, which I haven’t explored before, such as screen printing and embossing. Developing my skills has allowed me to be more adventurous in the briefs we are set.”
How did it feel to be shortlisted for the Penguin Design Award? Can you tell us a little more about the project and your submission?
“It was exciting to get the email announcing that my work had been recognised and selected by the Penguin Random House judges. My submission was a full cover design for Malorie Blackman’s Noughts & Crosses, a very engaging story based on the civil rights movement but in reverse. This gave me the opportunity to use motifs of restriction and hierarchy within my design as it linked well with the content of the book.”
What is the most valuable thing you have learnt from your course at NTU so far?
“To be more experimental with my work. The course has pushed me to try out a number of new methods without being afraid of making mistakes.”
What do you like about studying and living in Nottingham?
“There is a really nice community feeling in Nottingham. With the University being so close to the city centre there are lots of great social opportunities. It is a nice environment to study in as well; the library and many other of the University buildings are very close to student halls making it really easy to access.”
Why would you recommend studying BA (Hons) Graphic Design at NTU to prospective students?
"The course gives you the chance to really engage yourself in many areas of design, not just the graphic element. NTU is a great place to study a creative degree - it's contemporary and has a very vibrant student community."
What are your ambitions for the future?
“In the future, I would love to continue in the world of graphic design. With a passion for layouts and editorials, I hope to find a job in which I can excel at this, perhaps going on to be an editorial designer for the magazine industry.”