Good luck - you seem quite passionate about it. It would be pretty cool if you didn’t post as Anon in future - I’m really eager to see your work!
Sorry, I have no idea. Patience. ;)
Got Pokemon Gold working on my Android. Now I reeeaaally want to get one of the new ones and a 3DS… after I get a new camera that’s capable of capturing film… and a couple more records… and potentially a Mac… and some new clothes… and shoes… and some more graphics and photography books… on my £5 an hour job.
Great! I’ll be in for a crit tomorrow - I believe in the same room or just under where interviews are taking place, so say hi if you like!
The college is great, and the course is everything I expected it to be and more. It’s a very different approach to a lot of the much more ‘traditional’ graphic design courses. For the first term it almost feels like you’re on The Apprentice - a couple times a week you come in and you’re all thrown into groups, given somewhere between a few hours and a few days to respond to a brief and come back at the deadline and pitch your idea and what you did or whatever to the class and get feedback on it (here’s a post on my first week). *Edit: that blog post really doesn’t do the week justice - I was quite exhausted when I wrote that!
Second term is more challenging but still just as enjoyable. A lot of friends on other courses and in other colleges tend to not bother going into their classes, whereas I feel gutted like I missed out whenever I miss a class.
From what I’ve heard, it only gets more challenging and more exciting as you make your way through the course, so I’d definitely recommend it.
I grew up in a small village and really wanted to give living in the city a try. I love London - there’s always something going on, the world’s on your doorstep, and I have a lovely view out my window. Once you’ve settled in I think that most people forget to take advantage of the city though, and that’s where all of my gig photos have come from - getting out and doing things, which has led onto other opportunities that I’m yet to post on this blog (and can’t wait to).
London really is a beautiful city of opportunities once you learn how to live with it. It’s not everyone’s thing though, but as far as I can tell graphic designers in general tend have a thing for this city.
I hope these answer your questions, good luck with your applications and be sure to say hi if you ever see me in college!