Graphic Design Personal Statement Ucas

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Website Design & Development Personal Statement

Over the last four years I have continuously strived to gain and improve my knowledge throughout all aspects of the web. I first studied HTML and CSS through a YouTube channel named thenewboston; the tutorials that were provided helped to give me a foundation which I could later build upon...

After my work experience at Blitz The Net, a web site design company, I found I had a great interest in web site design and multimedia design. I started to enjoy going to work and not seeing it as a chore It seemed only natural to choose a degree which interested me...

Computing and Art Personal Statement

From an early age I have always had a strong interest in computing and art. My interest in art started when I received a drawing board as a young child for Christmas, and my interest in computers spans from my first pc to the small network of home PCs I now own and manage Initially the aspect of computing I was most interested in was design, which led me into designing web pages and graphics...

Art and Design Personal Statement

Although I pursued an academic rather than creative path in school, I have always been fascinated by the patterns that occur in art, architecture and the natural world, and drawing and painting have heightened my appreciation of them...

To take a journey in art is to follow a path that is never ending; you will never know all there is to know or see and discover all there is out there. You will find yourself 10 years down that path still discovering new things, getting excited and inspired by the most ordinary of things, question the media to which we are exposed, whether it be the design of a C...

The decision to study Art and Design as a university course is one which I have spent a lot of time thinking about. After conference with friends and tutors I have decided that this is the right decision for me as although I am performing better academically in another subject, it is in art and design that my real passion lies...

As I have come through life, I found out that even though I enjoyed various jobs I took, the best of them all is the one the heart is sat on. Until recently I would have only dreamed to study within the Art and Design industry...

The rapid development of urbanization places a huge strain on nowadays architectects to build not only comfortable and solid but also environment- and human-friendly buildings. Thus, Architectural science requires a wide range of engineering and geographical knowledge...

It is difficult to ignore the accelerating growth of urbanization, caused by profound changes in the world economics. This is, particularly, evident in the arena of rapidly developing countries like China, where the expansion of urban space is currently facing a shortage of professional designers, predominantly, due to the lack of Chinese universities specializing in this field...

Product Design Personal Statement

Everything has the ability to be improved in some way to suit the current environment; materials, construction, shape and function alter with time. Looking at various things in everyday life, I often see possible ideas for these improvements and analyse their current design...

Art & Design Personal Statement

"Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one" Stella Adler. Where the line of normalcy is shaped differently in the eyes of artists, as everything is relative, there exists the freedom that only artists can create - the space, colour and texture on which that line of normalcy lies, in order to make it one at all...

Art and Design Personal Statement

Design is something that is a part of our everyday life. In our homes, in our towns and even in our wardrobes every aspect has come from a design. I believe that you have to be creative, self motivated and hard working when it comes to studying the different areas of art and design...

Contemporary Arts and Music Personal Statement

Like sparkling prisms, contemporary artistic expressions have been significantly arising in multifaceted forms. In fact, we have been constantly under several simultaneous stimuli nowadays and as a result it seems our perception is increasingly getting used to this pattern...

Product Design Personal Statement

From an early age, I have found Art fascinating. I believe Art disputes claims of humans being just boring biological machines. Art allows me to transform images in my mind into something tangible. The ability to convert imagination into reality intrigues me...

Sound Design Personal Statement

I was musical since childhood but honestly, music was not something quite satisfactory for me. Every time I played another piece I was asking myself 'Is it what I want?'. I felt myself following rules made by others, and when I heard about sound design, it seemed as a freedom to create my own soundscapes...

Graphics Design/Illustration Personal Statement

At university I hope to study graphics design, the reason for this is because from a young age I’ve always had a very high interest in advertising and graphics design everything that is around us has been designed and this has always fascinated me, I’ve wanted to be involved and a part of this, in my spare time I normally educate myself looking at tutorials on either web design, video editing and graphics such as Photoshop and Indesign, my strongest software experience is Photoshop and Indesign and I spend my majority of my time designing abstract and random graphics in affect this means that I’m very familiar with the adobe products interface and the majority of the panels, my video editing skills are very mild which means there’s room for improvement...

Art, Design and Media Personal Statement

‘No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.’ - Oscar Wilde. This is the world I aspire to be in, one where I never have to see things as they really are, but as works of art...

Web Design Personal Statement

College - I am currently studying a part time IT & business access course at Middlesbrough College which involves computing, mathematics, programming and web design. Out of all of the modules I am studying I most enjoy web design, as I really enjoy the tasks involved in creating a website, from the layout, colour scheme to designing the graphics for the website, and the programmes used, such as Dreamweaver and Photoshop, but would like to gain a greater understanding of web design at a higher level...

Industrial Design Personal Statement

For me Design and Technology has always been an interesting subject, opening up my mind to new things such as being able to interact and use the very materials that surround us, having the ability to tell the difference between CAD and CAM and how they can be used to produce products, from the beginning of Secondary School I’ve always been enthusiastic and creative when using my hands, during my spare time in High school studying D...

Graphic Design Personal Statement

As my entry point into design and the media, creating graphicand visual work has been my central skill for many years. However, recently I have discovered my analytical and problem-solving skills are also suited to my growing interest and involvement in UI/UX design, as well as app planning and creation...

Graphic Design Personal Statement

Design has the power of always being different in every project, never being repetitive and constantly requires you to expand your own culture and to research ideas within a creative process. I believe all design fields are related and share this fact, but I especially like graphic design for its omnipresence and diversity, as it is present nearly everywhere: on printed material, web, signage, packaging, advertising, or branding and visual identity.

I learnt graphic design by myself before studying it as a vocational subject. I have successfully completed a BEP (roughly equivalent to NVQ Level 2) Graphic Industries, that included prepress, on-press and finishing work. This gave me a great experience as a graphic designer, as I have an understanding of all the prerequisites of the conception of a printed material. I am now completing a Baccalaureat Professionnel (equivalent to a BTEC National Diploma) in Graphic Communication, which is more focused on graphic design. I learnt to investigate and research for graphic projects such as logotypes and visual identities, posters, leaflets, illustrations, etc., and I know how to use every component that is part of designing, either theoretical (layout, composition, colour theory, etc.) or practical (sketch drawing, CAD using the Adobe suite).

In my own work, I am mostly inspired by the Swiss style, for its simplicity, minimalism and heavy use of typography; it is graphic design in its essence, as a way to efficiently convey a message without being superfluous. Typography is a field that I have the chance to explore in details due to an enthusiast teacher, and it is a complementary skill that I would like to specialize in after graduation. I believe it is one of the core points of visual communication and it inspires my meticulous aspect.

These courses included several work placements, where I had the opportunity to work on concrete projects that gave me an overview of the business world. I created websites, logos, layouts for printed brochures and helped staff with various projects, from small graphics and icons to a complete visual identity. These were really rich experiences that taught me to work with a team of other designers, to be more autonomous and more productive in a professional environment.

At school, I was vice-chairman of the School Life Council, where I improved and went further in depth into the understanding of the school functioning and management. By working in a team of students and managing projects, I was able to organize meetings and debates which helped improve life at school for students. I am also in charge of communication in a national student union. I have learnt about the functioning of voluntary associations, and by managing important projects and information campaigns, I became more aware of current affairs and issues. I wish to study in the UK as I admire both the country (for its great artistic culture and atmosphere) and the English language, which is very versatile with its ability to create new words and adapt to the times. As required, I will be undertaking the IELTS test in June and improve my English daily by reading newspapers and corresponding with native speakers.

I wish to study and work in graphic design because it is something that I have a real passion for: I have been practising it on my own and studying it as vocational training for several years, and yet, I still have the feeling that there is a lot more to learn about it. I am always eager to discover new things in a never-ending graphical lookout, and I am really eclectic about that; I think this is a very important skill for any designer because it helps improve versatile creativity. I am extremely self-sufficient, and can work independently with high attention to detail. I believe all these qualities put together with my previous experience and skills will allow me to succeed into higher education and into the working world.

Universities Applied to:

  • Edinburgh College of Art (Graphic Design) - Conditional offer (IELTS 6.0) - Declined
  • University of Dundee (Digital Interaction Design) - Conditional (IELTS 6.0) - Firm
  • Edinburgh Napier University (Graphic Design) - Unconditional - Insurance
  • University of Dundee (Art and Design General Foundation) - Unsuccessful due to portfolio
  • Glasgow Caledonian University (Graphic Design for Digital Media) - Withdrawn

Grades Achieved:

IELTS 6.5 (No uni asked me for my current qualifications, the equivalent to BTEC ND.)


Article by TSR User on Thursday 15 February 2018

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