“Before college I had always been interested in Art and Design, it was my favourite subject at school.
“I was encouraged by my careers advisor at Inverkeithing High School to follow the path from Advanced Certificate: Graphic and Digital Design to BA Visual Communications and Digital Publishing at Fife College. He told me it was good alternative to university.
“I really enjoyed my time at Fife College; I was there for four years in total and studied at both St Brycedale and Stenton Campuses. I really enjoyed the mix of tutors I had throughout my time at the College; they all came from industry backgrounds so I was sure that I was receiving an excellent standard of education.
“As well as design, the courses taught me great communication skills such as pitching ideas or presenting final outcomes to the class. In the degree course, our year was the first year to run the module which requires students to set up a working design agency, pitching for client work, producing high quality design, sourcing print etc. This was valuable and helped me feel more confident going into the working world of design.
“When I first graduated I took on some freelance work, working with local companies in Fife, such as the Aberdour Festival, and friends and family. In 2013 I accepted my first job as an in-house graphic designer for Heriot-Watt University Student Union where I have continued to grow in my career.”