USC Graduate roars into design career with the Lions

University of the Sunshine Coast design graduate Jacob Brewer, 25, of Bracken Ridge, has marked a milestone in his career with a job at the Brisbane Lions.

“I never imagined a career as a graphic designer would have given me the opportunity to work in the AFL industry,” said Mr Brewer, who received his USC Bachelor of Computer-Based Design at a graduation ceremony on campus at Sippy Downs this month.

“My role is in-house and my days are extremely varied and interesting. On a day-to-day basis, I’m designing electronic direct mail, newspaper ads, website and social media graphics and printed collateral. I love focusing in-depth on their brand and thinking creatively to ensure everything stays within their style guide.

“I’m so grateful for the opportunities I have been given. I couldn’t have chosen a better career path.”

The former Sandgate District State High School student freelanced in his industry while studying for his degree, working part-time at the agency Admedia Creative in Woolloongabba, Brisbane.

“Studying at USC has given me confidence and a wide range of skills to take anywhere,” said Mr Brewer, who majored in Graphic Design and minored in E-Media and Creative Advertising.

“I’ve also learnt vital time management skills which are imperative to working in the creative industry, where jobs are often billable by the hour.

“My long-term goal is to reach the role of art director. For now I’m constantly working, freelancing, networking and partnering with mentors.”

Mr Brewer chose to study at USC for a variety of reasons, including the easier travel from Bracken Ridge to Sippy Downs compared to travelling into Brisbane city.

Article originally published on the University of the Sunshine Coast website here – 29 April 2016.

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