Thursday, 3 March 2011

Graduate success: Louise Carrier

In 1998, I graduated with First Class BA (Hons) Graphic Communication. My first job was as a designer at the multidisciplinary design
consultancy Hurlston Design in Bourneville, Birmingham. I was lucky enough to work for clients including The Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Van Heusen and Business Post.

“I felt utterly at home and on the graphics course at the University of Wolverhampton. With the help of the theory, practice and collaborative learning, I started to develop my practice and have continued to do so today. The people, experiences and ideas I gained from my time as a student now live on in my mind and will do so forever.”

I have gone on on to work as an In house designer for Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough Council, and have been awarded A.H.R.B Bursary to study on the MA Communication Design at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design. After completing my Masters, I began to work with two fellow Wolverhampton graduates Rachel Collinson and Stefan Cartwright, under the company name of Rechord. During this time Rechord were nominated as part of Creative Review's Creative Futures for Sound and exhibited their sound toy 'CuBop' at the Roundhouse, Camden and Digital Women, London. Our Clients included Greenpeace UK, Talent Circus and The London Sustainability Exchange. Indeed the re-design of the Greenpeace UK website was my first major project as a partner of Rechord.

I now run my own Business, Louise Carrier Design and Illustration and enjoy working for a range of clients, including Floor Couture. My site can be seen at:

“Due to this excellent practical and theoretical grounding I graduated not only with relevant specialist skills but also a wealth of transferrable skills and an awareness of people, ideas and modes of thinking which continue to guide and assist me in every aspect of my daily life.”

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