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Diane Ganea

Profession
BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction, Student
College
London College of Communication
Diane  Ganea

Biography

Diana Ganea is a final year student on BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction at London College of Communication. Diana's work has recently been featured in Intern Magazine online. Here she talks to us about her experience at LCC and her hopes for the future.

How would you describe your practice?

I am an artist and designer, interested in moving image, photography and 3D design, aiming to join these mediums together.

Where are you from in the world?

From cold rainy Copenhagen, Denmark.

Why did you choose to study this course and why LCC?

I partly chose LCC as it was almost the only college offering an art direction course. But also because of the experience I had when attending the open day. Hearing Tara Langford, the Course Leader, talk about the course so passionately really won me over.

computer-generated image of swirled patterns

What was your first impression of LCC when you joined?

Busy place!

And what’s your favourite thing about LCC now?

Our studio classroom. It feels like a second home. Oh and the magazine shelves in the library.

What’s the most interesting project you’ve worked on through your course so far?

The most interesting project so far has been the site project based on the De Beauvoir, in East London.

What important piece of advice would you give to students thinking of studying this course?

To be ready to really experiment, but also to be very disciplined when it comes to your practice and education.

Glitchy computer-generated image of a head in profile.

What three words would you use to best describe LCC?

Super quirky, resourceful and friendly

Where are you working at the moment and what are some recent interesting projects you’ve worked on?

Right now I'm working on an interactive music video. I'm also finishing up some freelance projects which I'm excited to release.

Could you describe your style or what you try to achieve with your work?

My work often has a critical perspective or a political viewpoint, which I combine with a multidisciplinary approach, in order to create speculative work. Often I think the medium I work within dictates the sort of style my project takes on.

Name three things you couldn't be creative without:

MacBook, music and coffee.

If you could work with any client in the world, who would it be and what would you want to work on?

I'd love to art direct Kendrick Lamar’s next music video, as his album ‘’To Pimp a Butterfly’’ is one of the most memorable things from my first trip to London.

People looking at work during a launch party

How have you found living in London, and where’s your favourite place to explore?

Amazing and tough at the same time in terms of budgeting. My favourite place to explore is either Peckham or St. Katharine Docks.

What are you hoping to achieve after you graduate?

I hope to find a team of people I enjoy working with and to work further on the independent magazine I started in my first year of university.

Interview

Related area

View the BA (Hons) Design for Art Direction course page

Other resources

Links

Website: https://dganea.com

Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user44387797

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deeisoffline/