AS WELL as LEADING ON CAMPAIGNS, During my time as Graphic Designer at the University of the Arts London, I was extremely lucky and felt very privileged to have worked with some incredible designers considered to be some of the very best at what they do.
Studying Graphic Design, my sketchbooks were full of the work of 8vo. So when two of the first big projects to work on at LCC was with Hamish Muir, one of the studio’s principal founders, I was completely blown away. Here is MuirMcNeil’s identity work for the LCC undergraduate and postgraduate shows for which I helped with production and installation and assisted with print brochures, posters and digital screens.
University of the Arts London had recently introduced a brand refresh and London College of Communication an award-winning wayfinding system (2016 Wayfinding & Environmental Graphics Wood Pencil) – both created by Dominic Lippa, Pentagram Partner. It was a privilege and huge learning opportunity to see the thinking behind these projects and to share its artwork as I continued to implement the brand and signage across the college.
First in the role of Junior Designer – Graphics and Exhibitions and then as Graphic Designer for LCC, I got the opportunity to work with Tara Hanrahan of ThinkDo Studio on four amazing projects: the D&AD New Blood Exhibition for which we won the D&AD New Blood Award; +160 which included the launch exhibition of Lawrence Zeegen’s book 50 Years of Illustration (Lawrence King Publishing), as well as Monotype and Alan Kitching’s centenary celebration of five poster pioneers; and both the undergraduate and postgraduate shows for LCC. Principle work included assistance with production and installation, design assistance and artworking, photography and later, design and production of print course brochures and marketing materials.