News: Life After Uni

It’s been a while since my last post, so I thought now would be a good time to update you all on what’s been happening since I finished uni in June.

The Final Show went down very well (you can read about this in my previous post). The following Monday, I started my brand new job as Creative Designer at Blueleaf in Tattenhall, Cheshire. It took a good few weeks for this to sink in – I was in shock for days after the job was offered to me prior to the Degree Show! I’m working with the team on some very exciting projects, primarily for web and including important considerations such as considering responsiveness and designing for mobile and tablet – there is obviously so much more to web design in 2013 than just designing one page to be viewed on a desktop computer. I’m not involved in any coding (much to my relief) and am purely on the creative team. I’m still settling in but my first few weeks have gone well – a recent holiday to Italy with my closest friends gave me a welcome break, which was very much appreciated given the fact that I launched straight into working life one week after finishing my degree!

The other news is that, as we departed for Italy at the start of July, we all got our university results through. I’m pleased to announce that I will be graduating from the University of Chester with a First Class Honours Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design. I was absolutely stunned and am completely over the moon with my results. My graduation ceremony takes place in November 2013 – quite a way off, but something to look forward to.

The last few months have allowed me to give uncertainties and the future to God, and I feel like recent events have been complete answers to prayer and a clear sign that God has been with me and constantly providing for me throughout my time at university. I’m massively thankful for the opportunities that I have been given, including my degree classification and new job. The friends I have made are 100% friends for life and the clients I’ve had whilst I’ve been working freelance have also played an important role in keeping me busy!

Whilst I now have a full-time design job, I will still be operating as Yummy Custard on a freelance basis, so if you need anything doing, you know where to come. I’m currently working with some loyal clients on new projects ready for the Summer and Autumn seasons.

Thanks for reading!