New UAL Alumni Group in Spain
Iga, Fashion Illustration (BA Hons), London College of Fashion and Joan, Product Design (BA Hons) Central Saint Martins, are in the process of setting up a new and exciting alumni group in Spain. Read more about their plans for the group, and how you can be involved…
What have you been doing since you graduated?
Iga – I moved to Barcelona, spontaneously, straight after graduating. This past year I have been doing different projects, trying things out, exploring the city and learning the language. It was a great bit of freedom after the busyness of London! That has all changed now as I have just started a full-time illustration and graphic design job in a cool digital development company here in Barcelona!
Joan – After graduation I stayed in London. I worked for a few months at Seymour Powell until I decided to set up a laser cutting service company in London. CLC Creative LTD is an award winning start up I co-founded and co-directed till the end of 2013 when I decided to look out for other opportunities. Late 2013 I decided to move to Barcelona where I live and work until today. Amongst other projects I am now co-directing a jewellery brand called Manolo.ink which has an international audience mainly shared between UK and Spain.
How did you both meet? And what made you want to set up the alumni group?
We met at an event organised by the UAL in Barcelona. It felt great to connect and exchange experiences with the other UAL Alumni. We both felt like we would like to repeat that – so when the UK based events coordinator told us there’s wasn’t a group set up in Spain yet, we decided this was something we could do together.
Tell us about the upcoming Spanish alumni group event?
The event will on Saturday 25 April, from 5.30pm at the Maritime Museum in Barcelona. We would like to invite all alumni residing in (or visiting) Spain to come over and join us for a relaxed meeting.
We would like to meet as many people who want to be a part of the official Spanish UAL Alumni group. Whether you want to be part of the organisational committee, or just attend events and stay tuned on our social media channels for information about the Spanish creative industry, news, competitions, and work opportunities – ALL UAL alumni are welcome.
What is your vision for the group?
We hope to organise various annual networking events in and around Barcelona, and create a strong digital community for all alumni residing in Spain.