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How did you spend last Friday night? Pints at the pub? Latest film at the cinema? Going back to University…? Yep, it’s that time of year again: Degree Show time! As per every year, I get to Kings Cross and Lincoln Alumni seem to be everywhere – we always manage to book the same train without coordinating. Show Sixteen. SIXTEEN!? I can’t believe it’s been 3 years (exactly today) since my degree show (I literally start...

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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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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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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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As I mentioned in my post about the MA exhibition preview, I picked up a copy of Issue 2 of the lsa&d magazine. The magazine showcases a flavour of the school of art & design as well as the achievements of different courses. Obviously I’ve just finished my degree, BA (Hons) in Graphic Design at the school so I was interested to see ‘our’ page: It made me smile when I saw that they had...

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You can now address me as Natasha Nuttall BA Hons – I am officially a graduate! Thursday was a beautiful, magical, busy and emotional day. It was a bit of a blur, so at least there’s about 5 million photos to help me remember what happened! We were the first ceremony of the day at 10.30am: We started in the Castle grounds before heading to the Cathedral… My sister and I with the Graduation teddy...

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What seems SUCH a long time a go, back in September I posted ‘The beginning of the end’. At the time I meant that it was the start of my last year of education. Now that my education is over, I’m twisting my own words and now it’s ‘the end of the beginning’. I’m really sad to have left Uni, but what I’ve come to realise is that my education is only the beginning of...

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It’s taken me a while to get here, but finally here’s my post about New Blood 2013. One thing I discovered from writing this was that a lot of the students are really hard to find online – some don’t even have websites, which I find a bit weird. So it’s that time of year again… the sun is shining and the newest creative graduates are planning the next moves in their career. Last week...

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So it’s that exciting time of the year where all of the degree shows start popping up. Unfortunately for anyone who follows my blog, the Lincoln Graphic Design degree show isn’t going to be a total surprise as I’ve blogged about it quite a bit. In both first and second year I ‘reviewed’ the shows  – sharing my favourite pieces of the brilliant work the 3rd year students had worked so hard on. Now that...

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A long time ago (back in November would you believe!) I posted about my business cards, but with the degree show in mind they’ve had a bit of an update: With my panel focused on my dictionary of swearing and insults, ‘Mind your language’, I decided to use my typographic explorations to match. I thought it was a good idea to get my work ‘out there’ and end up in random places. Even though creatives...

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I mentioned in my last post about being welcomed into the LSDT – Lincoln Société de Design Typographique. What is the LSDT? Philippa and Barrie began the LSDT for students that weren’t awarded ISTD but in their opinion deserved recognition. When submitting to ISTD you need quite thick skin as they are quite harsh with their feedback and particular about who they pass, but sometimes they get it wrong. Lincoln Alumni Dan Collier’s Typographic Links was failed by...

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So it crept up on us – Friday was the private view of Show Thirteen! Friends, family and the Lincoln family (alumni) all gathered to celebrate the completion of our degree: With Pimms (and Peroni and wine and lemonade) and cake kindly made by Dave and Avril, we celebrated… … and the second years ran the bar for us – thanks again guys. There were great speeches from Chris, Emma and Barrie (‘TPH has been...

Happy Triangle Friday! Now, I know technically it’s Saturday but I was a bit busy last night as it was my end of degree show so I tweeted a Tri Fri ‘on the go’ – I think it was a good enough excuse! It was the Show Thirteen private view last night and some of the second years came to help us by manning the bar. They did an amazing job and I’m not just...

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This week it’s been all about planning my panel (planel) in preparation for Show Thirteen. I’ve chosen to just show one project (you’ll be able to see the rest of my work in my portfolio next to it!) and it was approved: Oh look, there’s Barrie arrrsss-ing around! The tutors have placed everyone now so we can get to work on our panels – some people have painted their panel but I’m keeping mine white...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020