4 first-class ways to make your design education count

Studying for a degree in art and design can provide all sorts of opportunities if you make the most of the experience. Connecting with likeminded creatives, in a space awash with design expertise and quality resources, is not to be sniffed at. It seems shocking, then, that negative patterns are emerging at UK universities. But you can avoid them, to make your design education count.

My big break as a student came on  a dark Thursday evening, when my course leader came by. Three of us were still working away and I was wound up tight, struggling not to feel the pressure of looming graduation.

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Ben Tallon
Guest contributor

Ben Tallon is an illustrator, author, and host of The Creative Condition podcast, a weekly show exploring all aspects of creativity and the human condition.

He has made organic, energetic, impactful art and hand lettering for The New York Times, Channel 4, The Guardian, World Wrestling Entertainment, Bloomsbury Books, and The Premier League. His book, The Creative Condition is available to order now.