AUB graduate, Julia Mulders was recently selected to begin work experience at the innovative Heatherwick studio in central London.

Graduating last year, Julia was lucky enough to secure her placement after winning gold at the 2017 Creative Conscience Awards, in which she was recognised for her exemplary work into the alleviation of malnutrition in rural Zambia. Read more on Julia’s win here.

The Creative Conscience Awards aims to ‘inspire designers to apply their talents to socially valuable projects’ and connect the graduates involved with already established designers in order to get their careers on track.

Of her remarkable win and resulting internship, Julia said – “I was completely taken by surprise at the chance to have a ‘look behind the scenes’ at this prestigious design studio. As a student, I often turned to the studio’s work for inspiration…”

Julia arrived at her internship in Heatherwick Studio to a friendly welcome. During her placement, Julia felt encouraged and supported at every stage and was given the chance to work with team members both in the studio and workshop. She was surprised by the emphasis placed on the experimental stage in the design process, in addition to the ways in which individuals with different skills collaborate.

Julia went on to say – “The experience has given me more of the confidence and enthusiasm I will need to carry on in the creative industry. When looking for a design solution, I will remind myself to keep an open mind, stay positive and that the impossible is possible.”

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