Wednesday, 25 February 2015

OUGD602 - PPP3: Packaging Innovations

Today I visited Packaging Innovations at the NEC in Birmingham. I was in heaven! I felt quite nervous turning up when I knew that I would be the only student there. I spoke to a lot of people and came away with lots of samples.

I went to a talk which was set up to be a bit like Dragon's Den. One of the dragons was Roger Wright, the head Packaging Technologist at Marks and Spencer. Later on in the day I saw him walking around and managed to go and speak to him and give him my business card and details. He has since emailed me and put me in touch with the Marks and Spencer design studio down in London, so I am going to contact them about work experience.

I was also fortunate enough to meet a couple of people from MacFarlane packaging, who work on packaging for the likes of The White Company, as well as many other brands. This would be a dream job of mine! I explained that I would be graduating this year and he said that he would contact me when there are any job openings in the North West.

I also saw Colin Pow from The Label Makers. I met Colin when I was on my placement with Sharples and Grant over the Summer. He gave me one of their sample booklets which I have wanted ever since I first met him. So overall I am extremely pleased with the contacts I have made today and I am so pleased I visited!

Friday, 13 February 2015

OUGD602 - PPP3: Helping a Friend

My friend is a medical student and they had a competition to design a poster for one of the hospitals he works in. He designed this poster but wanted me to make it look a bit more professional for him.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

OUGD602 - PPP3: Momentum Placement Organisation

Today I received an email from Oli from Momentum. I am really excited to go and meet the head of design and confirm a date for my placement.

Monday, 2 February 2015

OUGD602 - PPP3: Manchester Digital

I went to Manchester Digital with Ellen. This was more for her to gain contacts but I went along to see if there was anyone there who could help me too. I met a guy from Vibe studio and although they are not recruiting, he did review my portfolio and give me feedback which was great. He said he was very impressed with my work and said I would have no problem getting a job when I graduate which was so lovely to hear.