My name is Robyn. I am a graphic and web designer. I’m currently in the third year of university at Chester. I originate from London I have always been interested in creative practices. I’ve been working in the industry going on 10 years. The last 2 years of university have taught me new skills like:
- Rudimentary understanding of motion design.
- Introduction to new industry tools.
- Printing processes
as well as building upon skills I have like:
- Building upon knowledge of tools
One of the most important things that university has taught me is to have confidence in my skillset and being able to prove my capabilities.
In the last few months, I have created a long term plan. First and foremost I want to improve my capabilities and knowledge that will assist with my current job, I’ll do this by taking on studies like coding and maybe some basic psychology courses.
I will also be building connections and networks as well as a social presence. I also plan to attend events that teach design practice this is to help keep up to date with changes in design. After I have finished my graphics degree, I will hopefully move on to a masters in design to build towards my goal of being a lecturer. I will most likely pause in education to concentrate on working in web design. In the future, I want to pursue a PhD in Design and a teaching qualification.
Eventually, my area of expertise within web design will be UX/UI design and as such would like to change my job title from Graphic designer to UX/UI Designer or Consultant. To help achieve this I will be taking extra courses within each of these sectors.