Dan is currently a second-year Graphic Design student at Nottingham Trent University. He approached us to gain some industry experience, having been inspired by the Jackson-Crane Architecture branding and website that Studio Seventeen designed and developed.

After showing us his portfolio, Studio Seventeen were pleased to offer him some work experience in-between his busy schedule, and he’s been a great fit for our studio and has grown as a designer in just a few weeks. Below are some interesting facts about him and why he chose Studio Seventeen.

Describe yourself in a sentence

I’m a focused and friendly individual who enjoys work and spending their free time with friends.

Describe your practice

I specialise in brand identity design and logo creation. Due to this I also enjoy working on a range of editorial, packaging and advertisement design.

How did you get into design?

From a young age, I’ve been quite creative. I first discovered graphic design in school where I was introduced to analogue and digital design. I then spent three years studying at college developing my skills. During this time, I found my interest in graphic design started to grow, and I still have the same enthusiasm towards design today.

Why Studio Seventeen?

I was instantly drawn to Studio Seventeen’s design style and work ethic. The company is a creative and inspiring place to work, hosting an amazing studio space with approachable and friendly designers. I was drawn to their work as soon as I found them and took a direct interest to their branding-based projects!

Hobbies and interests

I enjoy reading books and discovering the lives of others through biographies. In my spare time, I focus on fitness and working on personal projects. When I get the chance I like to go drinking with friends and in the summer I enjoy camping, alongside a variety of sports!

Fun fact about you

I’ve always been interested in sports and over the years I’ve tried a wide variety including Karate, Archery, Kayaking, Swimming, Thai Boxing and many more.

Favourite colour

My favourite colour has always been Turquoise.

How would you describe the colour pink to an alien from a colourless planet?

Falling onto a cloud of candy floss covered in childhood sweets.

This is important – which Hogwarts house are you in?

Gryffindor of course! Although I’ve been told Slytherin before…

What album would you put on our jukebox?

I like every genre of music so picking a favourite album to add is difficult, but I’m currently listening to Indie more than anything so I’d add The Amazons – The Amazons (Deluxe) album!

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Gareth Roberts

Gareth is the creative director at Studio Seventeen.