Mike Holden graduated in 2016 with a First Class Honours in Photography and Graphic Design. He recently caught up with us to tell us how his career has progressed in the last year.
Mike Holden, BA (Hons) Photography and Graphic Design (2016)
"I've been working full time with Harry, Larry and Gary Design for a year now, where I have progressed from ‘Junior Brand Creative’ to ‘Brand Creative’. I’ve worked on some great projects with well-established hospitality names. I've had the chance to utilise my photography skills within my job and I've also been learning about coding. My plan next year is to build e-mails on a regular basis and the odd website too!
"As for my photography, this has continued to grow even more. I’ve been shooting some great race events this year and I plan on shooting top classic car events next year for Octane. Even better, I was highly commended in this year’s MSA Young Photographer of the Year Award, an award designed to recognise promising British motor sport photographers aged 30 and under. With this, I also got a year’s membership to the Guild of Motoring Writers - the world’s largest association of automotive editorial professionals. It’s amazing to have my name listed alongside a range of highly accomplished motorsport photographers and I am determined to do even better in 2018."
Some of Mike's motor sport photos
— Michael Paul Holden (@Mike_Holden_94) November 13, 2017
— Michael Paul Holden (@Mike_Holden_94) October 27, 2017
— Michael Paul Holden (@Mike_Holden_94) October 9, 2017
— Michael Paul Holden (@Mike_Holden_94) August 28, 2017
If you have applied for a Graphic Design or Photography degree with us, we may be in touch to invite you for an interview and tour of our facilities at our Kingsway Campus. If you already have an offer with us, then you can book a place on an Applicant Day to find out more about our Art and Design courses at Chester and how you can go on to a successful Design career, just like Mike!