Graphic Design Contract Awarded

A former A level Graphics and Photography student at The Sixth Form College, Solihull has been speaking about his progression to university, a year on from his A level studies at the College.

Alexander Conway has just completed his first year at the University of Leeds, where he has been studying Graphic and Communication Design. His first year has gone so well that he has been selected by a local software company in Leeds called X-Lab to join them for a 1-year contract as their Graphic Designer.

Each year the company takes a University Design student to work with them for a year during their second year of their degree. He starts work over the summer and will continue on a part-time basis from September to allow him to fit this work around his studies. He is currently working on designing and rebranding the marketing materials for one of their main products.

Alexander spoke to the University of Leeds recently about his experience of studying in Leeds and was featured on the university website.

He commented to them:

“I’ve enjoyed being able to work on university level projects and being able to access all the things that University of Leeds has to offer. I’m excited about developing my skills and using my time here as a springboard to opportunities elsewhere.”

Alexander progressed to Leeds after achieving A* grades in Mathematics and his Extended Project Qualification, as well as an A in Graphics and a B grade in Photography. He was also selected for an award for his Photography work by the Arden Decorative & Fine Arts Society and achieved the Gold  Career Passport during his time at the College. He is continuing his success at university with a First in five of his eight modules this year.

Alexander intends to spend his third year of his four-year course in industry. The University of Leeds has excellent contacts in the UK and New York and Alexander is hoping to secure one of these placements.

20 July 2017