Nadia Troeman

After graduating in 2007 in graphic design at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Nadia studying MA Narrative Environments. She has since worked on different freelance projects in the Netherlands and London.

About me

I'm interested in human-centric design and experience design for performance, installation, art and new media practice.
Growing up in different parts of the world I have had the privilege of experiencing different cultures, customs and environments.

Why CSM?

It was the only University I could find with the course I wanted to study - MA Creative Practice for Narrative Environments.

What was the best bit about living and studying in London?

That it was an amazing experience, that you get to meet so many new people, that you're in the middle of a city where great things happen. It was good education-wise but also for me as a person.

What top tips would you give to students who are beginning their studies?

It can be very difficult in a new city on your own, but it's definitely worth it. You'll probably never get the chance to go through such an experience - again that's something you'll have to keep in mind.

And don't forget to have fun as well and realise that the contacts you get are very important.

And for students about to graduate?

That it's very difficult to find a job at this point in time... if you can't find the job you want, try and get something else and work your way to something you would like to do and to not forget to write all your great ideas down for when you do have the time or the job to do them.

What are you up to now? How did you get there?

There weren't any job vacancies anywhere so I just sent out a lot of emails to companies I wanted to work for. And I got lucky because the one I really wanted to work for (JeanneWorks in Rotterdam, the Netherlands) had just started a project which they needed a designer for.

How has Central Saint Martins helped in your chosen career path?

It had all cost a lot of money so I was very happy I realised that the projects I did during my course, were something I wanted to do for a job as well.

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