Where did you study design?
Well, I took the long way round to get where I am now and I actually started off studying Genetics at University College Cork. Since school, I had always been on the path to studying either science or art and seeing that there was a global recession at the time (cough 2008 cough) I thought a career in a scientific field would be the obvious choice. So I did that for a year, hated it, and then left!
I worked and saved to go back to college and decided to study animation but no course existed at the time outside of Dublin (and who has Dublin money?) so I went to study Video Production at Limerick Institute of Technology. There was one single module that had After Effects projects and I was hooked since then.
I would create motion graphics animations in my spare time and tried to make every project I made a mograph one to the point where a lecturer asked me (and NOT in the nice, fun way), “Why are you studying video production at all?!”
I took up extra courses in graphic design and web development around this time to help me understand and implement better design techniques in my work. It was a roundabout way to get here but I'm still trying every day to get better!