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When you think about the role of a graphic designer, the first thing that comes into your head is probably that they earn money by making things look pretty and making their hobby a fun career. Designers play a key role within the marketing team of a business, producing creative assets such as print materials such as brochures and flyers, as well as digital graphics like social media materials and digital screens. Due to the amount of content that gets released every day, and the evolution of the design world due to advancing technologies, it is becoming much more important to stay ahead of the curve by producing creative assets that will help your business stand out.
If you are a creative-minded graduate, then a master’s degree in graphic design could be an ideal choice to follow your passion and continue your studying journey. But first, this blog takes a more in-depth look at some great graphic designers that you might not have previously heard of but are vital to look out for in 2023!
Irish-born feminist; Emma McIlroy is known for making waves in the graphic design world. Having already worked with clients such as Apple, Nike, and Adidas, she is now the proud founder and CEO of her company, Wildfang a clothing company that is flying to success in Portland, USA. Her work is memorable for graphic design elements such as geometric shapes and bright colours, creating an abstract look that is sure to stand out from the crowd.
Joshua M. Smith
It’s fair to say that you might not have heard of him, but you will be aware of global brands that he has worked for such as Coca-Cola, Nike, and Samsung. Well, these companies are the very reason why he is a highly sought-after graphic designer as he has made his name for working with these major names. To let you in on his preferred style, he is known for adding a clean and minimalistic look to his work; something which is helping him become one of the most influential designers of his generation. 2023 could be the most exciting year yet for Joshua in the graphic design world... so watch this space!
On the contrary to a clean and minimalistic approach to graphic design, Sarah Cottam is building her brand through her unique and eye-catching style. Within the graphic design world, there is millions of content that gets produced and shared every day so it’s vital to create work that is memorable and connects with your target audience. This is where Sarah is thriving as her use of bright colours and bold patterns is helping her establish a strong bond with her customers. It has also been featured in numerous publications, and she was recently named one of Creative Bloom's "Ten up-and-coming graphic designers to watch."
Why a Master’s Degree in Graphic Design?
Looking to enhance your career prospects and become the next leading graphic designer that people are looking out for?
The University of Bolton provides creative graduates with the chance to take an MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice degree. This means that postgraduate students can take control of their master’s degree title with the modules they choose to take. For example, for those looking to specialise in graphic design, they can tailor their modules towards this and upon completion, they will graduate with an MA in Graphic Design via Creative Practice.
We offer a teaching-intensive, research-informed approach to giving our students the best possible postgraduate education through a positive and supportive learning environment. We aim to ensure that by choosing to study at Bolton, they are making the right investment for their future. We are proud to give students the support they need from our creative, experienced lecturers.
Does a postgraduate degree at the University of Bolton sound like the right path to enhance your graphic design skill-set and career? Learn more about our MA (Specialist Title) via Creative Practice course by clicking here to see our full course details.
Alternatively, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 01204 903807 to speak to our team who are here to answer any questions you may have.
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