This is Danny's story...
Since completing GCOM, I was hired through IBMs graduate programme and was lucky enough to spend my first three months training in Austin, Texas. I spent my first year as a graduate working on a few products until settling in my product area of Integration where I’ve been the Visual Designer for a product called App Connect.
Having the ability to work on such a diverse set of products is really exciting. It’s challenging to learn the product area as I don’t have a technical background – but that’s never stopped me from creating amazing experiences for our users.
Danny's experience at Plymouth...
Plymouth was a great choice for me in terms of what the course could offer. I liked how the course was grounded in the principals of graphic design but had a strong typographic element. The facilities at Plymouth are some of the best, from the letterpress studio to the main GCOM studio. Having all three years interspersed is really special – I think Plymouth is unique in that aspect.
Plymouth helps you to set out as the designer you want to be. The modules set can be as challenging as you want them, allowing you to express your own individual style. I came in with a specific view of what I wanted to be and left being a completely different designer. I like how all options are open and you have the support to chase what you want.
Follow in Danny's footsteps...
Danny with fellow University of Plymouth graduates, Shaun Lynch and Eva Dage, who also work at IBM. They returned to the University to take part in a Graphic Communication with Typography event and work with the current students for the day.
As a student on Graphic Communication with Typography, you can explore our range of printmaking workshops - etching, lithography and silkscreen. Alongside these, you'll have access to professional photographic studios and Apple Mac workstations.
The University also has one of the best letterpress workshops in the UK. Here is a video all about it:
Develop innovative ideas and concepts in response to design briefs, and creatively solve design problems using words and typography. With employers placing great emphasis on graduates having typographic knowledge, you’ll stand out in the job market.
Good graphic communication relies on the important relationship between type and imagery... Or maybe type can be the image?