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A piece of work by Sophie Mahmud

Sophie Mahmud

BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics

Graduated 2017

Graduate Sophie Mahmud

At Solent, I learnt all different aspects of graphic design for fashion, as well as new software I hadn’t known existed before starting university life. I’ve now got a bag full of skills in more areas I could have imagined, which have enabled me to stand out from the crowd to employers.

My career highlight so far has been having my design sold on ASOS, which was really surreal. I've been lucky enough to work with big brands before I even graduated. It made me think, 'if I can do this, I can aim for anything'.

I now work for a jersey supplier company in London, which supplies designed clothing to Topshop, Urban Outfitters and Miss Selfridge, to name a few. My role is creating/drawing designs (graphics) and shapes ready to be sent to the factories for samples. Usually a buyer sends over information they want and we make the magic happen.

I’d advise those hoping to get into the industry to be passionate and willing to learn things that may not be directed to where you think you want to go. I had an open mind – I wanted to be an editorial designer for a magazine, but came out the other end skilled in lots of other areas, and mainly wanting to pursue a career in print design.

Millie Arfman's chatter cards
Millie's chatter cards encourage people to communicate
BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics student, Millie Arfman, used her final major project to create a series of cards to help children in care communicate their feelings and emotions.
MA students pitch to The Protagonist magazine
MA students pitch to The Protagonist magazine
MA Creative Direction for Fashion and Beauty students had the chance to pitch their ideas to the editor of ‘The Protagonist’ magazine, Daen Palma Huse.
Hannah Critchley's
Hannah Critchley's Hanmade brand
BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics final year student Hannah Critchley concentrated on her own brand ‘hanmade’ for her final major project, focusing on a colourful unisex kidswear collection
Ryan Payne's make-up for men
Ryan Payne's make-up brand for men
MA Creative Direction in Fashion and Beauty student, showcased his final project, a make-up brand for men, at Solent’s Diverge graduate show.
Fashion promotion and communciation student Eloise
Graduate Fashion Show
Our annual graduate fashion show is ran every summer, BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion and Communication students have the exciting responsibility of coordinating the show as their final year project.
Disney inspired prints
A Disney-inspired selection of prints
With a burst of Disney-inspired prints from some of the most well-known fairy tales, BA (Hons) Fashion Graphic student Bethany Baker, proved that a home filled with magic and wonder need not be just for children.
Graduate Charlotte Holland
Graduate lands role at TI Media
BA (Hons) Fashion Graphics alumna Charlotte Holland, so she was thrilled to land a design position with one of the largest media companies in the UK before she even graduated.

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