Lorenzo Pio Di Zenobbia - BA (Hons) Graphic Design
Post completing my degree brings an exciting new chapter. Throughout my three years at university, my creativity has grown, and I have explored various paths involving graphic design. I believe I have achieved a range of skills that will be very valuable. One of the important elements in career development and job satisfaction is finding a role that engages the strongest qualities of an individual and one that agrees with the individual’s values and attitudes
What was your inspiration for your final project?
My Final Major Project consists of an airport exhibition dealing with an aspect that I have become passionate about throughout my degree, caring for our environment. The exhibition incorporates a mission to make passengers aware of the importance of nature through biomimicry. Biomimicry is the process of studying and imitating nature to help solve human challenges. The study of birds has supported aeroplanes' engineering and has taught engineers how to make aircrafts lighter and more efficient. Biomimicry is not based on what we can extract from nature, but on what we can learn from it. Through my exhibition, I hope passengers will appreciate the beauty of flight and nature that has aided its development.
Explain what made you pick Buckinghamshire New University to study?
I chose BNU because it is local to me and has a great reputation. When I visited the open day in 2018, I was impressed with what I saw in comparison to other universities that I visited.
Tell us about your ‘best bits’ at BNU?
The great facilities especially those in The Red Shed, supportive teachers and staff.
What have you found most challenging during your studies?
The impact of covid and having to adapt to working from home and online.
What has been the most surprising part of your course?
Being selected to design the marketing material for the end of year degree show.
How do you think BNU has prepared you for the world of work?
I found the opportunity to practise presentation techniques in front of professionals and receive feedback to make improvements very beneficial. Guidance regarding my CV, Business Card and Portfolio was also very helpful.
What would you say to someone thinking of doing their degree at BNU and why?
I would highly recommend doing the Graphic Design course at BNU. The Graphic Design teachers have been supportive, informative and inspirational.
What’s the dream after Uni?
I want to find a Graphic Design job associated with cars and football. I want to earn enough money that I can, live comfortably and still have time to do things that I enjoy doing outside of work, for example car model restoration.