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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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I really can’t believe that it’s been a year since Show Thirteen – where has the time gone!? 365 days on, I can’t call myself a ‘recent graduate’ anymore because there are now a fresh crop of talented Graphic Designers graduating from Lincoln – Show Fourteen. I travelled to Lincoln after finishing work last night which meant that I didn’t arrive until late and unfortunately missed the tutor’s speeches – boo! There was still a...

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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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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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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...

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After the success of the first Chitter-Chatter talk from YCN, another has been announced! Mancunian design studio, RAW, are booked in for Wednesday 20th March at 2PM. Boasting work for Nandos, the BBC, The FA and Liverpool FC to name a few, the RAW talk is one not to be missed! Tickets are only £3 for an insight into what it’s like to work at RAW. I admit, I have admired RAW’s beautiful studio space for...

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It’s been 7 weeks since my last post – that makes me feel ashamed! I’ve been really busy up until last week and then I think I got a bit overwhelmed with how much catching up I had to do. I felt like the longer I left it, the more pressure there was and I didn’t know where to start. I’m biting the bullet now and sorting it all out. It’s been beautiful weather recently...

Wednesday was a special day for all Graphic Design students at Lincoln – the inter year design challenge! The student reps have been talking about trying to encourage interaction between year groups for a while now and even though it might be a bit late in the year, it finally happened! The brief? ‘Work as a cross year team to create an information graphic that communicates a current affairs news story. It needs to be...

It’s always great to hear about the success stories of students from Lincoln and hope that at the end of 3rd year, my journey into ‘the real world’/industry will be as good. Today Stewart Linton came back to Lincoln to talk to us about his experience of getting a job, his time at Iris and some advice to help us along the way! Stewart graduated 2 years ago, so just before I came to study...

The final project for year 2 in the GD module is all about data visualisation; flow charts, pie charts, bar graphs, maps – you name it, we’re looking at it! Data visualisation is quite important, as always it is a graphic designer’s job to make sure the communication is clear (and it doesn’t hurt being easy on the eye!). Lists of numbers can be transformed into a data visualisation to make it a lot easier...

On Tuesday I attended a rubber stamp workshop ran by the lovely Stephen Fowler. I blogged about it earlier for the course blog but I still have plenty to show you here! I had heard of rubber stamping before as Lucy had one made professionally for her Limited Edition project, however I hadn’t really thought about using one. You’d be surprised what you can produce from cutting a rubber though… Stephen showed us some of his...

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