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E M O C L E A W NU TO A QUICK GUIDE TO GRAPHICS AT NUA


WELCOME: Welcome to your information booklet that will help you through your first couple of weeks through University life. This booklet contains information that we felt would have been useful last year for our enrolment. We as your PAL’s are here to help and can advise you on any other information you need! -You will be given a lot of information. -Be prepared to meet a variety of different people from around the world. -Don’t forget to bring important documents. -Relax and keep calm! -Have fun!

For any further information you need, please refer to the contact section of the booklet.


REVISED EQUIPMENT LIST: We felt it would be a good idea to provide you with our own revised equipment list. We based this list on what each of us required to get through the first few terms of your course. (NOTE: don’t buy everything! NUA has an on site shop that is cheaper than most high street stores for all types of art and design equipment and supplies)

NECESSARY:

RECOMMENDED:

1 - PENS

1 - PRINTER

2 - SKETCHBOOK

2 - LAPTOP

3 - RULER

3 - SCANNER

4 - PENCILS

4 - CAMERA

5 - RUBBER

5 - VARIETY OF PAPER

6 - SCALPEL

6 - A HAPPY FACE :)

7 - CUTTING MAT 8 - GLUE 9 - USB MEMORY STICK 10 -NOTEPAD

NOTE: It’s not all about computers. But they will come in handy. :)


YOUR TUTORS: DR ROB HILLIER: Rob Hillier is a practicing designer with over thirty years experience. During that time he has won many design awards, particularly within the field information book design. He has been teaching at NUA since 2000. His current roles include Year One BA Graphic Design Tutor, MA Communication Design Unit Leader and Director of Studies for a PhD Research Degree student. Rob’s most recent project is ‘To-ing’, a self-authored book that has recently been put in the Tate Special Collections at Tate Britain.

GILL JOHNSON: Gill is a full time lecturer in Graphics, having previously taught on the course for a number of years as an HPL. Alongside teaching, Gill has had a long career in graphic design, working on projects for branding, identity, packaging, publishing, advertising, illustration and ideas generation. Gill has been formative in the development of the Year 0 Graphic Design course, and is a key practitioner for Year 1.


DR NICHOLAS MAFFEI: Dr Nicolas P Maffei is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Design, Norwich University of the Arts. His research has focused on modernism in American design. He has published academic articles in Design Issues (MIT Press) and The Journal of Design History (Oxford University Press). He has contributed chapters to Art Deco (V&A Publications) and The Design and Manufacture of Popular Entertainment (Manchester University Press).

EMMA BAILEY: Emma is a practicing graphic designer who has worked in the industry for over 20 years. She has worked for a number of high profile companies such as Mars, Boots, Alliance, and Barclays. After travelling extensively and working as a Senior Designer for various publishing companies including IPC magazines, she has settled in Norwich and has now set up her own design agency which she has run for 10 years working for a range of local and national clients.


YOUR PALS: HANNAH BROOM

Hi! I’m Hannah one of your PALs for Graphic communication. :) I like Swimming, running, going out and travelling. Feel free to ask me any questions. Looking forward to meeting you all! Best person to ask for advice on: Living away from home/ best different places to go out in Norwich Email: hannah.broom@student.nua.ac.uk

DAN BURNAGE

Hi I am Dan one of your PALs for Graphic Communication. I am a bit of a jack of all trades master of none. I like music, driving and Formula 1 and can always spare a minute or two to help. Best person to ask for advice on: Dyslexia support Email: daniel.burnage@student.nua.ac.uk

ROSIE SCANLON-JONES

Hi I’m rose but call me Ro, I’m the smallest of the graphics PALS. I have a deep interest in counselling and psychiatry. I’m here to help so ask me anything! Best person to ask for advice on: Listening to problems and giving advice Email: rosie.scanlon-jones@student.nua.ac.uk

DARTA LOSANE

Hey, I’m Darta; the international one. The best band ever is AC/DC and don’t even discuss it. In love with Bauhaus. Maybe I’m too quick to see me, but always happy to help. Best person to ask for advice on: Time management/ help for international students. Email: darta.losane@student.nua.ac.uk


LIAM FISH

Hi my name is Liam I am a Year 2 Design for Publishing student, so any advice on publishing or printing than feel free to ask for advice, I like Cider and Pizza. Looking forward to meeting you all! Best person to ask for advice on: Publishing/ printing. Email: liam.fish@student.nua.ac.uk

KARL STANDLEY

Hello All, I’m Karl; the ‘tech kid’ in the bunch. Always around and about all question/ queries about things techy (Mac and Windows) I like music, movies and all things arty! Best person to ask for advice on: Any technical issues. Email: karl.standley@student.nua.ac.uk

ELLA SIMPSON

Hi, I’m Ella, I’m a Pal for Graphic Design. I like hot countries and coffee. Looking forward to meeting you all! :) Best person to ask for advice on: Accommodation/ places to go out in Norwich Email: ella.simpson@student.nua.ac.uk

SOPHIE TAYLOR

Hello, I’m Sophie a Graphic Design PAL. I love a good pub and a natter over a takeaway. If you have any questions ask away. (I’m the really tall girl in second year.) Best person to ask for advice on: General advice about living in Norwich. Email: sophie.taylor@student.nua.ac.uk


WHERE TO FIND STUFF:

GU301 FIRST YEAR STUDIO

G UNTONS FL OOR P L A N A N D M A P

FORTH FLOOR: TOP GRAPHICS STUDIO THIRD FLOOR: MAIN GRAPHICS STUDIO

GU303 PRESENTATION ROOM

SECOND FLOOR: ILLUSTRATION STUDIO

GROUND FLOOR: FASHION STUDIO 3D WORKSHOP

E N T RA N C E

FIRST FLOOR: DIGITAL DESIGN STUDIO LARGE FROMAT PRINTING


THIRD FLOOR:

GU300 YEAR 2 & 3 STUDIO STAIRS

LIFT

STAFF OFFICE

GRAPHICS GUIDE: As Year 1 students you will mostly use GU301(the top studio). This will be the location of your briefs, lectures and feedback sessions. The open space gives you a good sized working area in which you can easily work on your own or in groups. The other location you may visit often, is the first floor digital design studios. This is where you go to use the universities computer facilities for work, printing, and to ask any technical questions. Towards hand in dates, you will notice this space becoming very busy as everyone prints and prepares their portfolio.


CONTACT DETAILS: Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nuagraphics.freshers2014/ Twitter page: https://twitter.com/NUAGraphics14 Dr. Rob Hillier - Senior Lecturer, Year 1 Graphics: r.hillier@nua.ac.uk Gill Johnson - Lecturer, Year 1 Graphics: g.johnson@nua.ac.uk Student support: support@nua.ac.uk Course Administration: graphiccommunication@nua.ac.uk graphicdesign@nua.ac.uk designforpublishing@nua.ac.uk


TOP TIPS: We hope that you found the information in this booklet useful! To finish off, we have compiled the top tips of surviving at NUA from the PALs. Rosie: Don’t leave printing to the last minute. Liam: Make use of all your opportunities. Eg: Lectures/crits Sophie: Remember to bring your student ID card everywhere. Dan: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Darta: Be nice to Lucy (the print technician) - She’s brilliant! Karl: Don’t panic! Hannah: Have a good time. If your not having fun then what’s the point? Ella: ID photos are on the first day and they last 3 years.


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