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New, lone GD'er, looking to learn something and make friends


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Hi all,

I'm Jess, I work in the education sector, originally an ICT tech then a web/media tech and now find myself doing more and more graphic design.

I design and produce my schools classroom resources, marketing materials, public documents (prospectus, school magazine etc), props and backdrops for the drama department and even a 8'x16' 10 Downing Street frontage for the schools election event! No job too big or too small! I have a 44" cannon large scale printer (which I love) and I use the Adobe suite which I'm slowly finding my way around.

I am however, self-taught and I feel like to progress I need to get a design qualification under my belt or at least shadow someone.

I'm based in the Midlands but I'm attending the Glug event in Manchester on 9th Feb, is anyone else attending?

While I'm in Manchester I'm hoping to spend a bit of time taking to designers and have sent some emails out to graphic design companies but sadly I've not heard back from anyone yet. So if any designers are about in Manchester on 9th/10th Feb and fancy a coffee and a design chat please let me know!

Have a lovely afternoon,
Jess :)