How has your time at South Thames College helped you do what you’re doing today?
It opened my eyes to Art & Design being what I wanted to spend my life doing, I hadn’t previously considered it as more than a hobby until I started the course here. It exposed me to elements of design and design thinking which gave me the grounds to progress onto University. It was also the stepping stone back into education. I studied here for three years and if it wasn’t for the course I don’t think I would have been prepared for University and the regular deadlines that come with studying.
Any advice you would give to young people not knowing what they want to do?
The courses here are great, especially Art & Design, it gave me the opportunity to explore a few different paths, it was only when I started the course that I realised the amount of career options doing Art & Design could lead to. I wouldn’t have considered a career in Art & Design as an option until I studied it. I gained a real interest in programming and being technical in art rather than just photography or illustration, if it wasn’t for being exposed to different types of art & design that wouldn’t have come up. My advice is to be open to what the course throws at you because you are not going to know what is going to spark interest until you actually try it out and give it your all.