Margot Lombaert – PgDip Design For Visual Communication
Margot Lombaert studied PgDip Design for Visual Communication, graduating in 2013. She shares her reasons for studying at LCC and what she's been up to since she left.
Where are you from in the world?
What are your fondest memories of LCC?
Probably the open days back in February 2012. I was already pretty sure I wanted to do the PGDip but when I saw all the amazing facilities I could use during a year, I realised there was nothing else I could do other than resign from my job and leave my country to come here.
What are you working on/where are you working at the moment?
I am working on the re-design of the First World War galleries at Imperial War Museum (IWM) at Nick Bell Design. The project is part of IWM’s regeneration plan and is scheduled to open in 2014, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. We are also working on projects for the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus.
Name three things you couldn't be creative without:
I can tell you about one: my glasses because I wouldn’t see the world properly without them.
If you could collaborate creatively with anybody in the world who would it be?
Probably the Tanztheater Wuppertal (Pina Bausch’s dance company), even if I have no idea how it could work without Pina now. I try to see the shows of the company every time they are in London. I feel very inspired by Pina’s approach to life.
Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:
I believe in the importance of a good mentorship especially at the early stage of a career but I quite like the idea of setting up my own studio in a few years.
What drives you to keep on going?
What piece of advice would you give to new students?
Leave the pub and do great work.
Where in London do you go when you need a little inspiration?
Exhibitions are always an important source of inspiration for me. It is all about taking the time to understand the deep meaning of things. It helps me to gather my thoughts.