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Commuting in London. 3 words that can turn a smile to a frown in a matter of 0.3 seconds. I’ve had my fair share of tube annoyances, however recently I’ve been using a little yellow ray of sunshine to be blissfully ignorant of ignorant people: Don’t get a job… Make a job by Gem Barton has been my tube read for almost 2 weeks now, and what a difference it has made to my 40...

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What. A. Year! Looking back now, if someone had given me a list of everything that has happened this year back in December 2013, I think I would have laughed in their face. This time last year I was in denial, trying to put on a brave face and hold it all together: I had no job, no inspiration, no plans. I read my 2013 reflection now and I cringe. It took me 12 days...

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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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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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… many things: Jupiter, Jelly and Jack Russells. But the 2 Js that I’m talking about in particular are Job and Junior Graphic Designer! I’m trying to not look too smiley here as I took a cheeky photobooth snap at my desk on my lunch to celebrate! I don’t think anyone noticed but I’m not sure…ha I’ve been an intern at gp studio for the past 4 weeks (#1, #2, #3, #4) but today I...

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A bus and a train journey later, I arrived in London for 30 hours of excitement and inspiration. I tried to take a photo every hour/when something interesting happened to show you what I got up to on my adventure: Friday 8.00am – Beautiful blue sky at the bus stop 10.00am – Train time. Waving goodbye to the countryside! 12.00pm – Interview time – Great feedback and advice, thanks Louis! 2.00pm – Popped into Scream...

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So there seems to be 3 types of people on twitter/instagram/blogs at the moment: The ‘New Year, New me – 2014 is going to be my motivation in making a change in my life’ people. The ‘New Year is no excuse to make changes – you can change whenever if you want to’ people. The people that don’t care! Well sorry, but tonight Matthew I’m going to be person #1. I’ve been feeling down, unmotivated...

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Almost a month ago now, it was a misty morning and I was on my way to Manchester – look at all those Ms! This was only my 3rd time in Manchester, but I’d already developed a little soft spot for the city – great shopping, lovely little cafes, a vibrant atmosphere and creativity too: Of course I couldn’t waste an opportunity to visit Magma and flick through some magazines, although I never did go...

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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...

© Natasha Nuttall | February 2020