I am currently an MA Creative Futures: Graphic Design student studying at Staffordshire University.
Ever since the days of being handed a felt tip pen as a child and told to scribble without a care in the world, my creative side has grown and grown. My education has always been important to me and art classes were no different. However in secondary school I had become a bit of a perfectionist. I wanted everything neat, lined up, no smudges or finger prints on my work and I did everything I could to prevent it. That meant starting again or ripping out a page of my sketchbook. I continued my perfectionist state throughout secondary school and it was not until A-Level Art and Design when I finally began to ease up.
My tutor for A-Level Art and Design was the best I had had and really challenged me out of my comfort zone. Not to worry about mistakes and to free myself up. This reminded me of my childhood, back to the memories of the felt pen scribbling. The experience was a real eye-opener yet despite it being a more art driven course I had the ability to incorporate Graphic Design within my work. I had the opportunity to write my own briefs around topics I felt I wanted to tackle. I learnt so much from those classes and that is what drove me towards studying Graphic Design at University. So that is where I am now….