TGDS Graduate Zoe

Meet Zoe! A new mum who loves her flexible lifestyle designing, surfing and growing her own veggies! Growing up in a family of creators, Zoe was destined for the design world. She now creates graphics for her very own company, and designs bespoke pieces of jewellery!

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Hey Zoe! Tell us a bit about you.

Hey, I am a designer, new mum to daughter Myla, and own a jewellery company - ZM Jewellery! I live on the coast of Cornwall (UK) semi off grid. Myself and my partner love the ocean and both surf, he helps run an online surf training business which is back on the Gold Coast! So we enjoy a flexible lifestyle of being mum and dad and working on things we love along with gardening and growing our own food!

Sunsea Design - Personal Identity Design

Tell us how you found studying online with us.

The support is awesome and the layout of the whole course is just so good. I wish I hadn’t spent 3 years at uni and had just done this course!!

Drift Magazine - Layout Design

What or who inspired you to be a designer?

I have always loved drawing and designing my brother is also an awesome designer, along with my mum dad and grandad being great makers from book binding to carving to painting.

What is your favourite part of the design process?

I love the ideas and drawing out designs!

Good & Tasty - Campaign & Package Design

What did you love most about studying design?

I loved re connecting with graphics although I have kind of been practicing it for years (I studied it when I was younger) its been really cool to focus more just on graphics again.

You were really into all sorts of design disciplines at TGDS, branding, campaigning and even packaging.
Have you a fav?

Um, not really. I love the sunscreen logo I created! I love doing branding – I find it really exciting.

“I loved TGDS, I studied graphic design in the UK at university and I won’t go naming names but I did a 3 year course and I learnt SO MUCH more at TGDS in 5 months it is mad!”

Sunday - Package Design

Whats your dream design job?
Don’t hold back!

I think I am already doing it really, freelance and working for small companies creating cool things.

Nowhere - Identity Design

ZM Jewellery - Identity Design

What are you up to in the design world at the moment?

I am always kept busy with ZM Jewellery designing bespoke pieces and generally doing graphics for the company, but I have also been doing some freelance graphics work for a guest house on the coast in Portugal, a production company based in LA along with other bits and pieces!

What would you say to someone about to embark on their own journey in design?

Go for it don’t hold back be confident!

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