I have recently completed an intensive three month graphic design course at Shillington College and am now looking to gain experience and widen my skillset. , Prior to Shillington, I graduated from Durham University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and was heading towards a career as an accountant; however I soon sat up and realised that my biggest strength and passion lay in the creative sphere. My creativity has always been expressed in a number of avenues. At University, I was the Events Director for the Durham University Charity Fashion Show (DUCFS) - the largest student led charitable event in the UK which raised £106,000 for charity. As Events Director, I carried out much of the branding and content design for a a series of new club nights in the lead up to the Fashion Show itself., At Shillington I learnt industry skills from practising graphic designers. I was taught the basics of design theory, through to its application using software programmes such as Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Sketch and Invision. Student briefs included event campaigns, mobile app design, web design, UX, UI, branding, packaging and editorial. At Shillington, I really thrived on the fast paced nature of the course. Every brief was given a tight deadline. , At the moment, I am doing freelance design jobs to broaden my experience. During the day I am working as a part time assistant for an artist; helping to run the studio and design content for social media channels. In terms of designing, I am allowed considerable free reign which allows me to really experiment with my designs and try out new things. Alongside this, I am making a website under more stringent brand guidelines for a charity that teaches disabled children how to ride horses. , Although I am enjoying the variety that these different jobs are currently giving me, I would love to apply my skillset to the working world in an environment where I can learn more from experienced designers.