Jack Collins

Jack Collins is a graduate of Visual Communication at IADT. This is his graduate story. After graduating in 2015, he worked foron a design collaboration between IADT and IBM before moving to the US, where he now works at the New York office of Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design firm.

The course is committed to producing graduates that are industry-ready and capable of holding their own in top design studios, both nationally and internationally

In looking back at my time at IADT, one aspect of the course that stands out was the firm focus in preparing students for the professional world of graphic design. The course takes great care in producing graduates who are not just well-versed in their craft but also critically aware of design in a broader contemporary context. This is reflected by the parallel focus on design history, research and critical writing. I was fortunate enough to receive the FACT award for my thesis – a testament to the high standard of academic writing the course continues to produce and support. 

The opportunity we got to take part in real-world design projects facilitated collaboration as well as providing hands-on industry experience. After graduating in 2015, I worked for several months on a design collaboration between IADT and IBM before moving to the US. Since then I’ve been working at the New York office of Pentagram, the world’s largest independent design firm. I can think of no higher praise of the course than to say I put the skills, teachings and processes I learned into use every day. No doubt I will continue to do so as my career progresses.