I used to be a design student is a new publication by Camberwell BA Graphic Design alumni Frank Phillipin and Billy Kiosoglou (Brighten the Corners)
The inspiration for the book came from a talk Frank and Billy gave to Camberwell students. For the talk they decided to present a series of old student projects alongside work they had completed since graduating.
The students responded extremely well to the talk, not only in terms of being able to relate to the student projects, but also to the fact that through seeing a ‘then’ and ‘now’ the idea of becoming a professional designer appeared far more attainable. Realising that other people’s work would offer similar insights the idea for the book was born.
50 designers were invited to share one student project and one professional project for inclusion in the book. They were also asked to offer a piece of advice and a warning!