Carolina Scarpetta – PgDip Design For Visual Communication

Carolina Scarpetta is an Italian-born, London-based graphic designer who graduated from the Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication at London College of Communication in 2015.

Hi Carolina! Could you please tell us where you’re from in the world?

I’m from Naples, Italy.

Why did you choose to study the Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication at LCC?

I was looking for a postgraduate course open to people coming from different backgrounds. Personally I came from a background in engineering and wanted to switch careers to pursue my passion for visual arts.

Image of Abstract Mathematics poster by Carolina Scarpetta
Abstract Mathematics
Image © Carolina Scarpetta

What are you working at the moment?

I’m working as a freelance graphic designer on a number of different projects, and I also work regularly for one of my ex-tutors at LCC who runs his own design studio.

I’ve also recently started an exciting new project with a really great photographer, who actually graduated from the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC.

Name three things you couldn't be creative without:

The world around me. Travelling. Interpersonal relationships.

Image of Found Alphabet poster by Carolina Scarpetta
Found Alphabet
Image © Carolina Scarpetta

What are your fondest memories of LCC?

I would say it was the first time I bound a book by myself in the print finishing facility. I was really tired and stressed after nights without sleeping and I had a deadline coming soon. I accidentally cut my finger with some paper, risking to ruin a lot of hard work with blood spots. Because of that my moral suddenly collapsed.

The cut itself was nothing obviously, but I remember the lovely technicians and other students there helped and supported me – especially morally – to save the saveable and finish the book. In the end I managed on time as usual, also thanks to the help of the great people working there.

Image of Gasholders book design by Carolina Scarpetta
Image © Carolina Scarpetta

What three words would you use to best describe LCC?

Inspiring. Exciting. Challenging.

What piece of advice would you give to new students?

Make the best out of the time you’ll be studying at LCC because it runs really fast. There are infinite things to do and also the facilities are great. Also, try to make as many connections as possible – because the people you meet there are the future professionals you may be working with once you’ve finished.