Why I’m Taking Visual Design | Nick Hiller, Grip Limited

By Trilby Goouch August 24, 2015



Meet Nicholas Hillier, an Advertising Account Coordinator at Grip Limited who will be joining us in our Visual Design course this fall in Toronto. Find out how Nick plans on using his new skill-set.

As an Advertising Account Coordinator, working with designers, art directors, content strategists and graphic designers every day is incredibly inspiring, and being able to manage and encourage their best work is something I can truly say I’m proud of.

I truly feel that deep within all of us is this basic need to build and create, and personally contribute something real, something physical and tangible into the world. I love what I do, and working with talented creative every day is rewarding, but I feel that there’s very much a creative void that I’ve been trying to fill for some time, which is why I’m so excited to start the Visual Design program.

I’m no stranger to the classroom experience at BrainStation, having previously successfully completed the Intro to UX Course. Being able to run start to finish and develop a holistic user experience for application and web design projects was something I found intensely interesting, but what I found captivating was bringing those initial ideas to life through developing prototypes. This course left me wanting to explore and develop my design skills so I could take these projects much further.

Outside of personal development, being able to have a greater understanding of design principles and fundamentals as they pertain to application and web development territories is essential for further development in my career. I liaise with developers, project managers, copywriters and art directors each day, and being able to understand and communicate design concepts and ideas can help to develop a better, more impactful final product to our brands.

Without a doubt, the Visual Design course is going to require a lot of hard work and a different way of thinking about and approaching problems, but I’m more than up for the challenge. I was astounded at how much we could learn over 12 weeks during the UX course, and I know the same will ring true this time as well.

See you on the other side!


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