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Roma McCook

Graphic Designer

SEW has allowed me to grow creatively through their exhibition programme and working with external clients.”
SEW has allowed me to grow creatively through their exhibition programme and working with external clients.”

I set up a sign writing business back home in the highlands of Scotland at the age of 14. After high school, I studied at Dundee University, which offered a ‘general course’ for the first year of our degree, allowing me to explore textile design, animation, illustration, graphic design and fine art. This diversity of knowledge has contributed greatly to my growth as a designer.

Volunteering has been a large part of my life; I am enthusiastic about working with children and helping others. Whilst at university, the Victoria and Albert Museum was being constructed in Dundee, a destination that would have a huge impact on the community of the city. My role at the V&A was Design Facilitator, and I spent my time in high schools showing students what they could be a part of when the museum opened. We ran community workshops during schools holidays to keep children engaged in their learning, and held design challenges with all the local high schools.

After graduating from university in Graphic Design, I moved to London to begin my career as a graphic designer within the architecture industry. I spent a year and a half at Eric Parry Architects where I learnt about the industry and processes, dealing with clients and managing projects. This was followed by a job in a small branding and advertising agency working with companies developing their identities in print and online.

Studio Egret West has enabled me to work again in a multidisciplinary architectural studio, and allowed me to grow creatively through their exhibition programme and working with external clients, such as the London Festival of Architecture.