After studying a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication at Southampton Solent University, Farah found that she was very happy with her decision to further her education and increase her knowledge of the field. The course enabled her to push herself further toward her goals and deepen her understanding of her chosen industry after previously studying a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design, developing and strengthening her skills in that area. Completing the MA cemented her university experience and left her feeling ready to work in the industry.
The industry she has begun to work towards is Motion Graphics, so she has focused a lot of her MA into researching the ‘key players’ of this industry and the main companies in this field. The course helped her to build a base CV to work from that she can now tailor towards motion graphics. Research into companies has made her realize how important it is to consider what a company is interested in when hiring new freelancers and gave her a further insight into what is expected of someone breaking their way into the industry.
Portfolio feedback has been key to working towards the success of her job applications in the role of ‘Motion Graphic Designer.’ The feedback on her portfolio has been constructive and shown Farah how she can better her portfolio/show-reel even further to show employers that she would be a great addition to their team.
The whole learning process has been a great experience and she is excited to progress as a Motion Graphics Designer.
WORDS: CHARLOTTE ROTH
EDITED: BRONYA LEAVESLEY
PHOTOGRAPHY; PROVIDED BY FARAH BUTT