Why Product Design?

University Of The Arts London, Central Saint Martins

University Of The Arts London, Central Saint Martins

I am lucky in the sense that I have never had to sit down and think about what exactly it is I would like to pursue. In the case of design it has been a passion of mine I have continued to follow. Throughout Secondary School I was fascinated with technology and the idea of making things for myself. I have always been a visual learner and communicator, so naturally it was the Design Technology course that captured my attention. I was intrigued by the constant play between digital and physical and the combination of those tools as a means for story telling. This constant variation in the content I create to communicate ideas is just one of the reasons I chose to be a Product Designer. 

Thanks to my teachers, particularly during my time in sixth form, my skills were constantly being challenged. I vividly remember spending evenings after school in the Design Technology workshop completing my models. At weekends I would sit at my Dad’s laptop learning Photoshop to make sure my design portfolio for university applications would stand out.

University offers arrived; after much portfolio guidance, interview preparation and encouragement, I was fortunate enough to receive an unconditional offer to the BA Product Design course at Central Saint Martins. An accomplishment, including graduating from the course, I will always be truly proud of. 

Until next time, Alex