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Marie Muzhuzha: The Sheaffer Prize for Outstanding Work on Live Commissions: Q&A

We’ve caught up with BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design) graduate Marie Muzhuzha who has been awarded The Sheaffer Prize for Outstanding Work on Live Commissions in Graphic Communications!Marie Muzhuzha

1. What degree did you study with us and when did you graduate?

I studied the BA (Hons) Visual Communication (Graphic Design) course and graduated September 2016 with a 2:1.

2. What did you do after graduation?

I was fortunate enough to land a job a month before my graduation! I am carrying on gaining experience within design.

3. What is your current job?

I am currently working for a software development company called Fiverivers as a digital designer. I generate anything from logos, branding, product and web design. I am undertaking a few freelance jobs alongside it for companies such as Freemans and SCC.

4. What’s the best part of your job?

The best part I would say is gaining experience in the corporate industry. Working alongside a talented team and being able to brand an entire company is very fulfilling.

5. How did studying at the University of Wolverhampton either help you to gain this job – or how have your studies benefitted you in your day-to-day role?

I have gained a lot of industry experience from the University of Wolverhampton prior applying for a job. I think it is fundamentally important and fantastic that the University of Wolverhampton supplies and equips its students with such experiences before they leave the University of Wolverhampton. The Artsfest competition brief was a huge breakthrough and impactful in my design career, it helped me realise I could achieve something if I worked hard enough.

6. What, for you, was the best part of studying at the University of Wolverhampton?

The best part was the help and feedback I received from my tutors. I could not thank them enough for the hours they put into every student to make sure we all succeed. I will miss having such support.

7. What’s next for you? Any goals or aspirations still to achieve?

I believe I haven't even scratched the surface of what I can achieve. I am full of energy and very optimistic about my career. I just want to make some sort of contribution to the design world. In order to do that, I am going to look for every opportunity available to me, take every opportunity given to me and create an opportunity for others.

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