Gabriella Mussurakis - BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media
Gabriella Mussurakis is a second year student studying on BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media at London College of Communication.
What are you studying at LCC and what year do you graduate?
BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual Media (2015-2018)
What made you choose to study on this course?
The abundance of the printmaking facilities! I believe LCC is the best amongst the UAL Colleges, there is a whole floor with different types of printmaking - screen printing, lino, intaglio, lithography and more. You can create an industry-standard outcome, whatever that may be, just by using all the facilities that LCC has to offer.
Where are you from in the world?
How are you finding your time at LCC so far?
LCC is the perfect place! It’s a combination of the best creative environment whilst also facilitating socialising with friends.
Outside of the course, are you working on any freelance commissions or research projects at the moment?
Yes. I have been commissioned to design a map and some animations for a company, which is really exciting.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
The sea, animals and the mountains - most of my inspiration comes from nature.
Tell us about your future plans and ambitions for once you graduate:
My goal is to do a postgraduate course, and because I know myself, I would probably like to do a PhD as well.
What’s been your favourite experience of LCC so far?
Working as a student ambassador I have gained a lot of experience. One of my most treasured experiences at LCC was taking part in a funding event by CLA (Cultural Learning Alliance) in the House of Parliament. This was a parliamentary launch of ‘ImagineNation: the value of cultural learning’. Their goal is to make art more accessible to people from working class backgrounds and to break the stereotype that it is only for the privileged. Through this event I got to showcase my work and talk about my interests and everything I have been making in the recent years.
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Best. Printmaking. Facilities
What piece of advice would you give to students thinking about studying on the course?
When you are working on a project, it is always good to talk about it to people. This does not only help you to get feedback from other people, but also you learn how to talk about your work and how to present it.
Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?
For inspiration I go to the airport and go back to the sea! But for a more budget friendly solution, talking to people about their projects is usually really inspiring. Also, taking breaks is really important from me. Moving away from your project for a day or two leaves you time to subconsciously think about what you are making so when you go back to your project you have a fresh perspective.