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.
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