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the Visual Communication division, Faculty of Arts, University of Wolverhampton.
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Friday, 25 March 2011
always wanted to go into graphic design
of undertaking a graphics degree at Wolverhampton University, has been
significant. Due to the varied course content I am considerably more employablethan many other designers I have met
and I have yet to actually work alongside another designer who has the same
spread of experience and expertise in both print and multimedia that I have
built up. I have done some additional training since graduating, but the
grounding has been perfect. My skill set has become more and more broad whilst
my area of expertise has got more and more ‘pigeon holed’.
My MA has
prepared me well for a specific career path, it has helped me apply and focus
the experience and knowledge I have into a focussed area of expertise.
co-ordinate and brand manager the development and maintenance of the UEFA
Champions League and UEFA Cup. This job has provided a learning curve and has
been a really enjoyable challenge. I have been able to apply almost every skill
I have developed so far, whilst learning more and more everyday.I am heavily involved in Television and
Video projects for the two events and work with our account managers to ensure
sponsors get best use out of their affiliation with the competitions whilst
also using the brands correctly.
unique aspect of my role also lies at the football matches themselves. I have
been trained to work at the events and go out on site and organise the matches.
So I get to be 'in the thick' of the actual application of my work. It is a
great opportunity to get real job satisfaction and also, to co-ordinating
football matches for UEFA is quite an honour andan unforgettable experience every time.
says going into design is highly competitive, a tough industry to crack and is
low paid, was wrong. It just takes planning! I probably only do about 15-20%
design these days; however I couldn’t do my job half as well if I didn't have
such a strong design background.
MARCH 2007 – PRESENT
T.E.A.M. MARKETING AG