Shahnaz Alamgir


2015


I'm a Graphic Designer at Palmers Motor Company


My first graduate role in design came to me 4 months after graduating, working as an in-house designer for a decorator’s merchant. Since my first role, I have moved around quite a lot from in-house design positions to working for an agency and even dabbling in marketing and doing things such as event planning and blogging! Working in design has opened up so many different opportunities for me and moving around means I am always learning something new.


One of the things I loved about my course was the live briefs aspect, it gave me a taste of what it would be like in the real world and gave me a better understanding on how to decode a brief from a client who may not know what they are looking for and the questions you should ask as a designer. These skills have definitely been transferable from university to workplace.


For my particular course the group was small, it may have changed now but the support from my lecturers was always there. If I had any questions or criticisms my lecturers and course leaders were always there to help and guide me in the right direction. 


Rewarding


Unpopular opinion, but my favourite time at university was my final major project/dissertation. It was a topic I was able to choose and fully immerse myself in.


Make the most of it, as time will fly by and try to say yes to every opportunity you're given!

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