My duties and responsibilities: 01. Design To design high quality, consistent advertising and marketing artwork relevant to the student market. To follow the Solent Students' Union Brand Guidelines. To design and produce marketing material for course related activity or joint projects with students, University departments and external partners as required. To advise staff and Officers on the most effective design for use in the promotion and marketing of the Students' Union services. To support the Communications Manager and Communications Coordinator to provide relevant and engaging designs for Communications plans for all Students' Union projects. To design, produce and deliver high quality annual and impact reports within the specified deadlines. Identify design trends and issues through research and feedback from internal and external stakeholders, advising staff and Officers and developing activity as required. 2.0 Communications To work closely with the Communications Manager to ensure that all staff, Officers and departments of the Students' Union have sufficient communications and promotional resources for all events, activities, campaigns and services. To assist with the distribution and removal of communications material. Collate all information for Union publications within required deadlines and ensuring accuracy at all times. 3.0 Customer Care To ensure that customers' expectations are exceeded whenever possible. To monitor social media and online platforms for issues and feedback as required. To deal with customer feedback, whether positive or negative, in a courteous, efficient and timely manner. 4.0 General To comply with all Solent Students' Union policies, procedures and governing documents. To work within Solent Students' Unions Mission, Vision and Values at all times. To be responsible for all Health and Safety requirements related to the role. To work proactively to ensure environmental sustainability of all operations. To work in effective collaboration with Elected Officers and staff from all departments of the Students' Union. To attend all relevant meetings, preparing papers and reports as required. To assist in key events throughout the year. To assist with the recruitment and training of staff where appropriate. To carry out all other duties that may be assigned by the Students' Union. To portray a positive image, both internally and externally of the Students' Union by displaying high standards of service, integrity, punctuality, politeness and professionalism.
Explored traditional and contemporary illustration while experimenting with a variety of media from print to animation, textiles to object and model making, to expressing my creativity by freely re-defining illustration. Developed knowledge of new image-making technology and benefit from industry-focussed professional practice elements of the course aimed at equipping me to compete in a commercial arena. Interacted with visiting speakers, all of whom are established professionals.