Tea and a chat
Kezia Hulse on life after graduation
As my final year at Cambridge School of Art drew to a close, my mind began to crowd with a stream of questions: ‘Have I used my time well?’, ‘Am I ready to enter the real world?’ and ‘What am I going to do next?’ These questions are inevitable for the reluctant art school graduate and do p pose real worries about the unknown future. I loved my course and while I miss the structure and routine, and the studio environment, I feel like I was fairly prepared to enter the big wide world of art and design. One thing that m massively helped me was exhibiting at New D Designers, a graduate event in London where p people are invited to see recent students’ w work. This really allowed me to showcase my b best pieces and present who I was as an i illustrator. Mollie Makes were there and k kindly awarded me their Associate Prize – this was so exciting and boosted my confidence, and I’m happy they l liked my illustrations enough to p put them in issue 112! Although I feel like I’m still improvising my w way through ‘graduate life’, I’m e excited to develop my way of w working. I’m currently doing a media m production internship and freelance fr illustration on the side. I don’t d have a firm plan for what’s next, n but I’ll definitely continue to be b creative with illustration!
Visit V www.keziahulse.com to see more of K Kezia’s collage-style work, and follow her p papercutting journey on Insta @keziahulse.
“I feel like I was fairly prepared to enter the big wide world of design.”