Ian has designs on Armadillo’s future

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A NEW appointment at a top borough firm has designs on the future.

Armadillo has appointed Ian Dawson in the position of designer on a year’s placement from Leeds University.

He said: “I wanted to work in the Newcastle area because it’s such a vibrant and energetic place. I’d heard great things from friends who study here and have always thoroughly enjoyed my visits to the area. There’s always something to see and do.

“A year working in the industry is something I was particularly enthusiastic about, it makes my course a year longer at four years but the experience and development of my skills from this is invaluable.”

Ian is from the village of Nafferton in East Yorkshire where he studied through to sixth form, including an A-Level in Graphic Design. After gaining his entry requirements, he enrolled at the University of Leeds on their Graphic and Communication Design degree. He also played football for semi-professional team, Bridlington Town AFC.

Armadillo managing director Berry Burgess said: “We’re keen to try and help young designers and developers wherever we can.

“Courses that offer a year in industry give students a way to apply their learning and enhance future employment prospects.

“Ian will be working on a variety of design work from print to digital, producing pages for web builds and pitches, ads, posters and campaigns.”