Introduction & XD Academy
Over the next five weeks, I'm going to be presenting a lecture series to students who currently attend my old University Illustration course. Right now I have
no idea (I now do have an idea) of the future subject matter. I'll be sharing the latest resources weekly.
Other lecture in this series include:
- Digital Self Promotion
- Employability for Designers
- Money (coming soon)
- Final Degree Shows (coming soon)
The first weeks lecture was me introducing myself and speaking with the students to understand how they're coping with their current projects. I've put together all the illustration work I have been up to since graduating from the Illustration class 5 years ago. This week has also made me pull my finger out and upload all this work to the work section of my new website.
On top of this, XD Studio (my full time employers) run a scheme with the design students of Leeds Becket University. I also explain how the students of Preston can get involved with XD academy and how it can help you better understand the industry with portfolio reviews, internships and employment opportunities.
Design students! (from UCLan or otherwise) XD is here to help you! If you want to get involved, please drop either me or my manager Paul Key and email and say hello. Remember we can help you with the following:
- Portfolio reviews / Regular Crits
- Full / part-time internships
- ‘Junior’ employment opportunities
University of Central Lancashire