Yael Tur Shalom – PgDip Design for Visual Communication

Image of Yael Tur Shalom using a letterpress in London College of Communication.
Alumna Yael Tur Shalom using a letterpress in LCC.

Yael Tur Shalom is an artworker and graphic designer, and a graduate of Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication at London College of Communication.

Here, we catch up with her to find out what she's working on now, her future plans and ambitions and her time at LCC.

Where are you from in the world?

I was born in Israel, grew up in New Zealand, and now call London home.

Why did you choose to study this course?

I had been working as an artworker for many years and craved a more creative role. I felt I needed a short and intense course to get me stimulated and inspired again. The Postgraduate Diploma Design for Visual Communication at LCC was perfect for that.

Image of Central St Martins and London College of Communication poster designs by Yael Tur Shalom.
Central St Martins and London College of Communication concept poster design by Yael Tur Shalom.
Image © Yael Tur Shalom


What are your fondest memories of LCC?

I loved the time spent in the printmaking workshops. The environment really stimulates creativity and the technicians are helpful and friendly.

Also, the long discussions with classmates and tutors at the end of a full day of classes.

Image of Stanford maps posters designed by Yael Tur Shalom.
Stanford Maps posters by Yael Tur Shalom
Image © Yael Tur Shalom


What are you working at the moment?

I’ve been working on a collaborative project between Southwark Council and LCC. It’s a great project that involves research and environmental design that aims to benefit the local community. Our team of 3 work well together and the project is a great experience in executing a real life brief.

I’m also currently working as a junior designer at Foundry Studio, an independent design and branding agency based in east London.

Tell us about your future plans and ambitions:

My plans are to continue to pursue a career as a graphic designer here in London.

Image of a poster design by Yael Tur Shalom
Manhole poster design by Yael Tur Shalom
Image © Yael Tur Shalom


What piece of advice would you give to new students? 

I would encourage students to take full advantage of the great facilities at LCC, especially the printmaking and letterpress workshops.

I'd also say to engage and take part as many of the events provided by LCC and the entire UAL community as possible.

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

There is inspiration all around.

Links:

cargocollective.com/YaelTur-Shalom
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