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As I get older, I find myself becoming more and more nostalgic; NOW I understand why the elders love pulling out a ‘back in my day…’ story. Recently I’ve been reminiscing about my University days – the silly things I used to make for projects and pulling all-nighters to meet deadlines. OH THE MEMORIES! At the time it felt like it would be the end of the world if I didn’t have 100+ sheets of design development,...

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I’ve had something in the pipeline for a few months, and yesterday it was time. My University tutor, Barrie, and one of the current 3rd years, Jess, had asked me if I would go back to Lincoln to give a talk to students. Over the past year or so I have been posting things I have learnt/advice for students so I thought I would have something a bit different to offer and said yes. Somehow I didn’t realise that...

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…ont. Seen some typography and want to know which font it is? There are 1000s of fonts in the world – how are you going to figure out what it is? Can you tell the difference between Arial and Helvetica? Well you don’t need to be the world’s best type spotter because withWhat the font identifying a font is made easy. I first discovered it at University and although I haven’t used it loads, I think it’s...

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2nd year was my favourite year of University. You’ve been at Uni for a year now so you know the best places to go/eat/party, have a group of friends and kind of know what the tutors expect from you. Your grades actually count towards your final degree now (on most creative courses 1st year doesn’t count – it’s different at every Uni though!) so you need to work hard, but you don’t have the pressure of...

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Starting University is one of the most exciting times of your life. You’re moving away from home to begin the adult part of your life – it comes with responsibilities such as budgeting, paying rent and the dreaded food shop. Or maybe you’ve chosen to stay living at home whilst you study – there’s still lots of fun to be had! Here are a few things that I learnt in my time as a creative...

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On the 5th September 2013 I became Natasha Nuttall BA (Hons) – a graduate with a degree in Graphic Design. Yesterday I shared my tips for planning and the big day experience so don’t forget to read that! My graduation day was beautifully sunny and the perfect ending to my education in Lincoln. After 3 years in the secure arms of education I was finally released into the big, horrible world and I didn’t have a...

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So it’s almost here: ‘the big day’! I’m talking about Graduation, of course(weddings are soooo 2009). Some students will already have graduated by now as it seems that every University has a different schedule for Graduation. I have heard of some Graduations taking place as late as January the next year, but as I’m a Lincoln-er, I graduated on the 5th September. I’m aware that this post might come too late for some 2014 Grads...

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So congrats – you’ve bagged an internship! You’re probably feeling excited but nervous – it’s totally natural. Being an intern is all about observing, listening and learning. Sure, you’ve learnt a lot in those 3 years at University but it doesn’t end there! Working in the industry is a-whole-nother world of hurdles and learning curves so make sure you’re prepared to do your best sponge impression and soak up every drop of the experience –...

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So you’ve applied for an internship/job and have been offered an interview? Well done! Some studios receive 100s of applications for internships and jobs so to get shortlisted is an achievement in itself. Now you need to impress and persuade them that you’re the right person for the job. To help you out I’ve compiled a few tips (who, what, where, when, why and how) that I have picked up from tutors, interview feedback and fellow...

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After attending the private view of this year’s University of Lincoln degree show (Show Fourteen), I was reminded about the situation that I found myself in this time last year. I spoke to a few students about what happened after I graduated and I think I surprised them: I didn’t know if I wanted to be a Graphic Designer anymore. Did I really want to sit at a desk 9-5 everyday? I’ve got lots of...

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I can’t believe that it’s May already – this time last year I was pulling my hair out in the run up to my Degree exhibition. It’s amazing and very scary just how fast my first year as a graduate (although I technically didn’t graduate until September) has passed and as you will have read, it’s not been rainbows and unicorns like I had imagined! But I’ve finally made it to the other side (I’m...

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