Sunday, 1 February 2015

Doctors Surgery

Foundation Degree had an unexpected visit from the GP. Messer’s Golpys and Page popped by the studio to talk about their work, their expectancies, their approach to two very different but very similar disciplines within the design industry.

Both are former students of graphic design courses at Wigan & Leigh college, both had an insatiable desire to succeed and both have the business acumen required to make it ‘BIG’ in the industry.

First to visit was Andy Golpys from Shape [top] who recently employed one of FDpurples graduates and also lectures at the University of Salford. He spoke about his journey, which led to him pitching design solutions to a huge, well know Knight of the Realm and Shape won! As Andy said “It really will be a life changing moment” for the company and those lucky enough to impress as he adds to his creative team.

A couple of days later Matt Page arrived on the eve of being offered his first ‘desk-bound’ position having travelled many-a-mile working freelance in London and up north and creating some amazing websites and inter-active multimedia presentations – in fact it was difficult to know how to describe what Matt actually specializes at as he seems to lend his hand to just about everything and anything graphic – and does a fantastic job too!

Having been a member of the very first FD course, having gained a First at the University of Salford and then created some amazing work – by in the first place experimenting and then mastering new digital art he was about to take a giant leap up to the stratosphere.

It’s a brilliant experience for the students to be able to pin down the guests and pick their brains or relive their experiences and hopefully follow in their footsteps so even those who from time to time are under the ‘weather’ their arrival was just what the [design] doctor ordered.