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Student Profile - Georgia Dack

Introducing Georgia Dack from the Visual Communication programme: Design, Society, Nature:

I’m from Thanet, I've got a degree in English with Film Studies and my day job is being a web content developer. I did an art foundation course in 2015 but largely stopped creating until 2020 when I picked up the pencil again. Over 2021, I tried to incorporate design into my day job, had one commission and a piece up in an exhibition, but I needed a big change to move forward, and I came across this course. My practice before starting the course was drawing and portraiture; my interests now broadly span across graphic design, illustration, animation and research.

During the course I’ve gone back to square one and taken on the concepts of design, visual language, typography and art direction with fresh eyes. I come from a background of more illustrative and representational work; having the opportunity on the course to finally explore different practices (e.g. typography) and respond to briefs has made my design interests feel much broader. My illustrative work tends to reflect more personal themes, whilst my graphic design work looks more outward. I've also really enjoyed researching and writing about design ethics and design counterculture. I have more tools to approach design now; I feel more confident in my own ideas and have a better understanding of how to realise them. My TMS portfolio is a starting point for me and I'm excited to continue learning and finding my creative voice.

My graphic design work in the exhibition includes a playful publication exploring the art of visual communication and miscommunication, and a set of bold typographic posters advocating to freeze our rail fares. I’ll also be showing work that explores more introspective themes, an illustration exploring echo-chambers and loneliness, and an animation exploring anxiety and change.

See more of Georgias work on her Instagram: @drawgiadack

See Georgia and her fellow students’ work at their exhibition: ‘8 Journeys’

Opening: July 16th, 4pm—late

Exhibition Runs: July 17th—22nd, 10–4pm