Rosie Chapman-Anderson – BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures

Rosie Chapman-Anderson is a student on the BA (Hons) Design Management and Cultures course at London College of Communication.

We caught up with Rosie to find out about her time at LCC, her future plans and ambitions, and her new job at the Royal Bank of Canada..

Hi Rosie! Could you let us know where are you from in the world? 

I'm from Bromley, Greater London

Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?

After originally applying for a Business Management degree at another university, I was told of Design Management and Cultures – a course combining management with a design industry context, allowing me to develop critical thinking skills within a creative realm.

What was your first impression of LCC when you joined?

The university felt welcoming and buzzy, there was so much going on around me.

What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on through your course so far?

Our final module has allowed us to explore our individual points of interest, creating and launching live projects working around a design issue of our choice. This has pushed me out of my comfort zone to accumulate and manage a real team who are working with me to help create an app.

What three words would you use to best describe LCC?

Variety, creativity, collaborative

How have you found living in London, and where’s your favourite place to explore? 

London is home to me, but I love trying out new places to eat! Especially in central.

What will you be working on at the Royal Bank of Canada?

I will be on a two year graduate programme where I will be rotated round the Investor and Treasury service departments, working with different teams across the two year period.

What are you hoping to learn whilst you’re there?

How to apply creative, strategic thinking learnt through my degree within a financial environment, and apply these skills to real life problem solving situations. 

What skills that you’ve learned from your course and your time at LCC helped you get this job and do you hope to use while working there?

The Professional Practice module has helped me develop my professional skills with presenting and talking about my abilities. I have learnt how to verbalise my ideas clearer, explore design issues on a global scale and work creatively on a brief.

The degree has given me experience working with varying sized teams, working to a brief, and executing the deliverables. It's also taught me how to apply design thinking skills to solve issues within business practice – and the projects that I have been apart of were used as evidence during my interview to showcase examples of me applying my skills.

And what are your long-term career ambitions?

Whether I stay in finance or revert to a more creative occupation, I want to be in an environment where I have the possibility to continue moving up and eventually be in a project/department management position.