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Sam Donnelly - Communication Design

Sam Donnelly - Communication Design

Designer’s dreams to display his work at degree show will come true.

An Aberdeen-based student, who has hoped to become a Graphic Designer since he was 15 years old, will showcase his hard work at RGU’s annual Degree Show this week.

Sam Donnelly (23), who is studying Communication Design at RGU’s Gray’s School of Art, is looking forward to seeing the culmination of four years’ of work on display at the degree show, which he has hoped of doing since he visited the show in 2010.

“In 2010, I visited the degree show for the first time and I was shown around the Design for Digital Media spaces which then went on to be Communication Design, which I had wanted to be a part of since I was 15,” he said.

Describing his final project, he said: “I am an identity designer, which is a focus on how businesses communicate their values and products with their customers.

“I create brands which are memorable, engaging and trustworthy. I have a special love and care for type design and creating custom letter forms.”

Sam spoke fondly of his course describing the fantastic experiences he has had over the past four years.

“I had many brilliant experiences within the course, our class visit to London was especially great and seeing where this course could take you was particularly good for contextualising the work we put in day to day.

“I have really enjoyed Communication Design as it has provided me with so many excellent lessons and the teaching staff and technicians have all been great, and have always helped wherever possible. Meeting so many like-minded people has also been invaluable to me throughout the course.”

After graduation this summer, Sam hopes to work freelance and in the future to travel and work abroad.

Sam’s work can be seen on display at the Gray’s School of Art Degree Show, which will run from June 15-22.

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