Hi! I'm Molly. I'm a recent Art & Design graduate, looking for a creative role in the graphic design industry - I want a job which really inspires me to produce my best work. I'm based in Birmingham, but may be able to relocate to Bristol if the right offer comes my way.
Waveprint is a large design and printing company specialising in education. My role was a pre-press artworker designing homework diaries for schools. I really honed my Adobe skills here, mainly InDesign, using features that I'd never needed for creative projects, but which were necessary for bulk, commercial print projects, such as data merging. I also had to use excel spreadsheets, and use my own layout skills and eye for design whilst fulfilling the customer demands.
I worked at a small graphic design agency alongside my second year at uni, and then over the summer. Here, I learnt much about the role as I was often working with the Lead Designer, and immediately decided that it was exactly what I wanted to do after graduation.
BA (Hons) Art & Design graduate. 3 years on a course which encouraged a multidisciplinary approach allowed me to expand my knowledge in all areas, from graphic design to video editing to woodwork. It was in my final year that I focused much more on graphic and editorial design, but continued to include work within this project from all different creative fields. My biggest challenge was a self-directed, but collaborative and ongoing project, WEST Art Zine. Invented by myself and two of my close friends, we collated, curated, designed, printed, documented and distributed 4 different zines, and one smaller zine which was made at an event we attended. The zines contained student work from all creative platforms, and from students anywhere in the world. We opened submissions and they came pouring in, leading to new challenges in curating and editing a publication, within the timeframes and deadlines that university permits. In the end, we not only achieved our goal of giving creative students a platform to show their work, but we also were awarded a prize from a creative company who we were often inspired by.