Case Study

Case Study - 4/7 - Arts University Bournemouth

Callum Best

Since Viscom I’ve been lucky enough to work with a number of London-based studios such as Proud Creative and Uber digital. I’ve also freelanced for clients such as Avenue 32 and William Grant & Sons.

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Malin Hassel

Right now I’m working for BBC iPlayer in London. It’s a years trainee scheme in UX Design and I will be on different placements throughout the year.

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Jemima Caitlin

In September a new edition of The Hobbit was published with 150 of my illustrations in, along with the 2014 Tolkien Calendar too.

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Russell Hepton

Since graduating I have worked for a number of large creative agencies including Interbrand and Digitas LBi, as well as working a number of long-term freelance contracts for clients such as John Lewis and Brand & Deliver.

I’m currently coming to the end of a contract with one of my favourite clients, The Body Shop International, and have been also working for my own clients in my spare time such as a London based fashion, art and music publication called Noctis, as well as an awesome production company called Park District.

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Joella Wheatley

Joella now lives and works in London. Since graduating in 2012 she has been busy building a profile for herself and developing all the skills she gained on the course to step out into the exciting world of contemporary art. From her show in London’s Free Range graduate showcases Joella was selected for the Platform Award held by Aspex, Portsmouth, which she won. This year she is continuing her success there with the Metamorphose Residency and exhibitions such as Metamorphose, Islington Arts Factory, London, The Independent Artist Fair, Mile End Arts Pavilion, London and Assllop Gallery residency, Bridport, Dorset .

Last month she was again selected this time by the design thinker Morag Myerscough to show along side recent French graduates in an international exchange exhibition.

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Tim Russell

Tim Graduated in 2010 with a 1st Class Degree. He has exhibited widely since then, successfully receiving grants and commissions to support his work. For example over the last two years Tim has been commissioned to create performance pieces and contribute to symposia for the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, and this summer he has presented his Arts Council funded piece Venice Oracle at the world renowned Venice Biennale exhibition. Tim’s work is primarily based in performance, but also moves into film, photography and writing.  He’s interested in the triadic relationship between artist, audience and the work, and the permeable boundaries between them.

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Amanda Lazar

Amanda graduated very successfully in 2010 from the BA Fine Art course and has made the move into the commercial environment very well. Since graduating Amanda has completed an MA, been successful at a number of commissions including Arts By The Sea 2012. She has now supported her family through her work as an artist for a number of years and earlier this year she was shortlisted and won a major international commission for Salisbury cathedral with an over all budget of   £120,000. A project supported by the AUB with technical skills and infrastructure.

Other shows have included

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Stevie Boxall – 2008 Graduate

Stevie Boxall graduated from FdA Visual Communication in 2008 and is now working for local design and marketing agency Chillifish, which was until recently based in the Enterprise Pavilion on campus. Chillifish have designed the website for Pretty Green, the classic clothing range owned, founded and designed by Oasis’ Liam Gallagher. Stevie tells us a little about why he decided to study Visual Communication and what life has been like for him since graduating.

‘I was a mature student and had worked previously as a designer. I wanted a course with a good reputation that would train me directly to go straight back into industry. My work placement as part of the course was at Paparazzi magazine, a local free magazine in Bournemouth and Poole. The placement was really varied, as well as designing I was writing music reviews, checking copy and doing the gig and club listings. I was really lucky, it was very laid back. the AUB was a great foundation which enabled me to hit the ground running with my first job. ‘

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Laura Walker – 2007 Graduate

Upon graduating from FdA in Visual Communication in 2007, Laura Walker, started a fortnight’s work placement with Marketing Matters, a Dorset-based advertising, online, PR and communications agency whose clients include Sunseeker, The RNLI and Proton to name a few. The role was quickly made permanent. Here, she gives us an insight in to her transition from the AUB to the working world, and what her role involves

‘Leaving the AUB, I felt confident in my knowledge of the design process and also in my own ability. In my final year, I really started to take constructive criticism on board and use it in a positive way, whereas I used to have a tendency to be over-critical of myself. Originally, I was given a two-week work placement with Marketing Matters which became a three-month contract and then a permanent position. It all came as a bit of a shock to me, I graduated on Friday and then started my placement on Monday, and I’m still here! At first I found it quite daunting but I was given plenty of support and guidance by lots of people which made the transition much easier.

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Jack Laurillo – 2013

Foundation Film Pathway Final Project piece exploring the bodies relationship to the elements, specifically water and the tide cycle. As the piece progresses the waves become stronger and the sound more intense. We are left unsure whether the body is safe or under threat. Is this pleasure or pain?

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Sarah Harrison – 2012 Graduate

Sarah Harrison is a freelance Make-up Artist working in London, who graduating in 2012. She has a driving passion for creating unique characters and transforming faces. 

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Lucie Snow – 2012 Graduate

Lucie Snow graduated in 2012 having worked on a large number of AUB theatre productions and films. She has a large amount of experience in working with Short Film and her focus tends towards prosthetics.

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