Andrew Millar – MDes Service Design Innovation

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What did you study at LCC?

I graduated with a masters degree in Service Design Innovation (now MA Service Experience Design and Innovation).

Where are you from in the world?


What are you working on/where are you working at the moment?

Foolproof as an Experience Designer 

Name three things you couldn't be creative without:

Sleep – problems are smaller with fresh eyes; Mess – my desk is a mess with books and toys to allow play; Tension – always good for creativity.

If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?

The latest set of graduates. Every generation has a new viewpoint. The latest grads are generally more tech savvy, and less tarnished by industry.

Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:

I dream to have my own start up one day. I have a big idea that I am slowly churning away in the background <<watch this space>>

What drives you to succeed?

Digital as a social leveller. The fact there are so many poor designs in the world. Pain points within large organisations. Being a catalyst for change. Every day getting a little better at what I do.

What three words would you use to best describe LCC:

Diverse – a great mix of people from all places. Labyrinth – the building is a maze. Collaborate – ultimately everyone is working toward a collective goal.

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

The small stuff – always sweat the details. A big idea is only as good as it’s smallest part.

Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?

Queen Street Market, Green Street. Perfect for a hit of cultures, foods, smells, visuals, sounds.