Charlie Hocking - BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media
Where are you from in the world?
I grew up near Falmouth in Cornwall.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
I really enjoyed my final year at LCC. We had a very friendly and closely-knit class and we regularly put on exhibitions, went on trips and socialised. I loved coming into LCC, bumping into friends and spending the day working with them. Everyone was making exciting work and it helped push me to make my work better.
Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:
I’m about to start a new job with DesignStudio, so I’m looking forward to seeing where that takes me. I’ve been a fan of their work for some time so I’m thrilled to be joining them.
What drives you to succeed?
I’m lucky enough to have grown up with a group of friends who have all gone on to make a success of their creativity. Coupled with the friends that I met at LCC means that I am constantly surrounded by people who inspire me and drive me to make better work.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Make sure to use all the facilities that the college has to offer. You’ll certainly miss them when you’re no longer there. Also, try and work at the campus as much as possible. It’s helpful to have others around you that can help inspire and encourage you. Finally, don’t forget to have fun. We all spent a lot of time in the SU bar…
Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?
There are some amazing bookshops and galleries in London. It’s always helpful to do your research and go and explore those places. You never know what you’re going to find.