I still haven't really gotten my head around the fact that I am officially no longer a student!
Its been a busy few months since my last blog post!
Firstly, the degree show. I was great to see everyone's Final Major Projects come together, after months of hard work.
The opening night was a success and it was lovely to all celebrate together with a few cheeky drinks afterwards...just a few.
I then had the amazing opportunity to exhibit at New Designers 2013 alongside some very talented people on my course.
Setting up our stand
Other CCAD exhibitors :
Roozbeh Ghanadi, Ashley Wilson, Abbey Black, Hannah Suffell, Libby Lagun, Emily Brown, Anna Commerford, Laura Moscrop, Bryony Lancaster, Sacha Rowe, Jade Robson, Gavin Vaughen.
We spent a sunny week in London, showcasing our work and being inspired by the work of fellow graduates from around the country. We were all a little bit overwhelmed with the positive feedback we received from both industry and the general public, and some exciting contacts were made by all!
I particular highlight of mine, was receiving a 'Golden Ticket' from one of my favorite companies, Tigerprint, inviting me to show them my portfolio.
Celebrating a successful show!
A few weeks after New Designers, I also exhibited at the Home & Gift show in Harrogate with CCAD. Here I had a lot of interest in my work, made more exciting contacts, and I now have my first stockist, Oswell's!
My handyman helping me set up!
I learned so much from chatting to buyers, and the lovely comments and feedback I received have given me lots of new ideas for future projects.
CCAD are the only college to exhibit at Home & Gift and it was such an amazing opportunity to gain an insight into the industry as a recent graduate.
I now look forward to seeing what opportunities will hopefully arise as a result of the shows.
Now time for the real world- eek!