A career in the Creative Industries for Churcher’s College OC Vanessa Pearson

Posted on 25th Oct 2019 in School News, Alumni, Awards, Careers guidance

Vanessa Pearson left Churcher’s College in 2016 to go to the Arts University Bournemouth to pursue her passion for art and design. This summer Vanessa graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Modelmaking and the highest grade in her year. She was also awarded the ‘Dean’s Prize for the School of Art, Design and Architecture’ at her graduation ceremony.

Success does not stop there as Vanessa has also won the ‘Best Use of New Technology’ award and was shortlisted for the ‘Best Finish on a Model’ award at the National Modelmaking Graduate Show ‘New Blades’ in London.

Vanessa has now begun her creative career, employed as a Product Modelmaker at the Cambridge Design Partnership, becoming part of the creation process of medical and consumer products.

“I want to share how rewarding and accomplished a career in the Creative Industries can be,” explains Vanessa. “I initially got on to the Arts University Bournemouth course with an A level in Fine Art, this was in no small part thanks to Churcher’s College Art Department and Al Saralis going above and beyond to help me prepare a great portfolio. I recommend to any students interested in pursuing a creative path to follow their passion, it is possible to make a career from it.”