As part of our One Year On series, we spoke with BA Graphic Design Communication graduate Lily Biswell. Since graduating in 2015 Lily Biswell has continued to focus on moving image and has gone on to work for Sky TV, as well as continue her own freelance practice.
What have you been up to since you graduated?
Since graduating I started freelance work on both design and film based projects.
I then started working full time at Sky TV as a multimedia design executive, where I design and make creative campaigns for Sky’s entertainment social media channels.
Outside of work I have also taken on film projects, most recently finishing a music video for Polly Money.
Tell us about your practice, how has it developed since graduating?
I’ve tried to refine my practice since graduating and focus on what I really love to do – which is film. I’m lucky that my job allows me to experiment and tailor my work to what my strengths and passions are. I’m currently working on more moving-image based projects for Sky, which is informing my outside practice as a filmmaker.
What are you currently working on?
I’m currently editing a second music video for Polly Money which is the second in a series of three to accompany her latest EP release. I’ve also just started writing a short film.
What have been your greatest achievements since graduating from Chelsea?
Directing, producing and editing a full-scale music video, on top of a demanding full time job, was I think an achievement in itself, but it was also exciting to see it performing well online and gain recognition from Promo News and TMRW magazine.
What are your future plans?
I’m excited for my short film to be finished, and to also see where my role takes me at Sky.
Tell us about your time at Chelsea, what do you miss?
I miss being around so many different creatives and being inspired by the different projects happening.
What is the most important thing you learned on the course?
You get out what you put in.
What advice would you give to our students who are about to graduate?
Work hard. You don’t get this opportunity again, so make the most of it and do something you know you might not be able to do when you finish. Don’t feel pressure to land the perfect job as soon as you graduate, it takes time.
Find out more about Lily Celeste Biswell’s designs and videos on her website.
Find out more about Chelsea’s BA Graphic Design Communication course.