I have grown up in a creative family, as my mum is a graphic designer and my dad a printer, so I have always had a natural interest in art and design. I studied art at York College alongside photography and media, then continued on to a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design specialising in Graphic Design. Currently I am in my third and final year on BA (Hons) Graphic Design at the University of Cumbria.

My work style is quite minimalist. I like clean cut lines, bold colours and the use of shapes within my work. I have a strong attention to detail (sometimes a bit obsessively!), but I think this is important in the design industry. The main area of graphic design I am currently working in is editorial, but I really enjoy branding and would like to explore and experiment with some more web design.

I like to look at a wide range of designers and work to give me as broad a range of ideas and influences as possible. The main thing is that I try to keep up to date with modern design. Websites likes Pinterest and design blogs are really handy for this and I make use of them on a daily basis.

I have had some work experience at a design and print company, which gave me insight into the print finishing processes that happen after the design work. I have also done some web design for a company in York. After I graduate in the summer, I hope to gain some more work experience and start to save up some money to fund some travelling. I am hoping to travel during 2014, spending a few months in Australia to gain some more experience from design work placements in a different country, and just generally to see the world.

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