Two designers, a video editor, two photographers and a games artist; all with substantial industry experience shared their higher education journeys with Walsall College students.
The artists are all former or graduating students at the college. They came together for a Creative Seminar to benefit Level 3 art & design, creative media, photography, graphic design and fashion students.
The event highlighted the creative skills, inspirations and specialist opportunities that open up to aspiring professionals as a result of higher education study and training.
The speakers were:
Lucie Fellows – a former designer for Abercrombie & Fitch, now studying a post graduate certificate in education while working as a learning mentor at Walsall College. Lucie also currently produces personalised embroidery and does branding work.
Lauren Broxton – a fashion designer specialising in bespoke leather design clothing and accessories. She studied a HNC and HND in fashion design and textiles at the college.
Jonathan Morris – a film editor, he studied creative media from Level 1 all the way through to HND. His commissions include film work for Audible and The Prince’s Trust.
Ben Johnson – a current HND photography student who has ventured into live music photography, along with some documentary, portrait and fashion photography commissions.
Guy Weals – a BA Hons photography graduate, he is now working as a freelance portrait photographer for models and actors.
Holo Moon – An artist who works in volume capture processing TD at Scanline VFX. She studied foundation art & design at the college before completing a video games and digital art course at university.
Each artist emphasised to the students the importance of hard work, good communication skills, pushing themselves, trying different things and gaining work experience as ways of ensuring they achieved their career goals.
The Seminar was held at the college’s Creative Unit based in the Saddlers Shopping Centre.