Vanessa Bolosier − MA Publishing
Vanessa Bolosier studied MA Publishing at London College of Communication and has gone on to write her own cookbook that is due to be published by Pavilion.
What did you study at LCC and what year did you graduate?
I was on the MA Publishing and graduated in 2008.
Where are you from in the world?
Currently still in London. I'm a French national from the Caribbean island, regional department of Guadalupe. Prior to coming to London to study publishing, I was model in France.
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Our class went on a trip to Poland. It was my first time in Eastern Europe, it gave us a great opportunity to bond and the students I shared the best moments with then are still my friends to this day!
What are you working at the moment?
My first cookery book called Creole Kitchen will be released on 11 June 2015 and published by Pavilion.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
Notepad, pen and comfortable shoes.
If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?
Steve Jobs but I guess that’s no longer possible
Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:
I plan to write many more books. I'd love to be involved in other media too! I've also started mentoring and offering lectures in a few schools so I hope to carry on inspiring others.
What drives you to succeed?
I think it’s in my DNA, my belief system, my background. My parents are high achievers and I was brought up to be one too. I think there’s also an element of 'island fever' in a positive sense. Coming from a tiny piece of land makes you want to gain ground, and not just metaphorically!
What three words would you use to best describe LCC?
Catalyst. Community. Trailblazing.
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Really take full advantage of the facilities, the add-on courses, the lectures, the lecturers. What’s readily available at LCC is gold and you realise its value often too late when in the workplace and have left uni.
Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?
Little Venice, Royal Festival Hall fifth floor on the balcony and Greenwich Park.