Three is the magic number for Aberdeen design student Emma

A talented student graphic designer will put her work under the limelight this week as she showcases three final year projects at an Aberdeen exhibition.

Emma MurrayEmma Murray (21), who is studying Communication Design at Robert Gordon University’s (RGU) Gray’s School of Art, has unveiled the culmination of four years’ hard work at the annual Degree Show, which runs until Saturday, June 24.

Emma, who lives in Bridge of Don, has actually completed five separate final year projects, three of which are on display this week.

“I am very graphic design based with my work, but have experimented with photography and illustration this year too and will be displaying three of my projects at degree show,” she said.

“The first is a magazine I have curated and designed called Grey Area which is based around the new cool things happening in Aberdeen such as upcoming streetwear brands from the city, photography and the Nuart festival. It also aims to tackle grey area topics such as Mental Health.

“The second project is a submission to the D&AD New Blood Awards with a campaign called We Are Local aiming to strike out the xenophobia that arose after Brexit.

“The third is a marketing campaign that was shortlisted for the Scottish Marketing Awards for the beer Brewgooder. Brewgooder is a non-profit beer that the proceeds go to providing clean water and sanitation to those who don’t have it. The task was to market the beer to potential stockists to show them why they should sell it.”

Emma is really looking forward to the show, but it will mark an end to a very enjoyable and worthwhile experience at University.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Gray’s studying communication design. I have seen my practice improve greatly over my four years.

“I have gained more confidence in myself as a designer and the whole university life at RGU has been great. I especially loved the opportunity I was given to study abroad for a semester in Düsseldorf.”

And Emma wont have to wait long to return to where she studied abroad, having just last week been offered a job with comparison site, Trivago, in Düsseldorf.

The Gray’s School of Art Degree Show, which is sponsored by BP for the fourteenth year, runs from June 17 to 24 and will showcase work by students of all disciplines. 


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