Welcome to our Student Magazine 'Think Creative'.

0Here you will here about a selection of our Student and their own story abot their career jounrney and what they want to achieve in the creative industries. We also feature some students who have successfully completed their courses with us and what they are up to now with their career.

Here are our latest student articles

ANTONIO ESPOSITO

ANTONIO ESPOSITO

ANTONIO ESPOSITO - UK FEATURED EX-STUDENTHello, Antonio here…I have received my “Advanced Graphic Design Diploma” with the CDSI last June and today I am very proud to say that the year I have spent studying with the CDSI was one of the most productive and creative...

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Chloe develops her Creative Training

Chloe develops her Creative Training

CHLOE FULLER - UK ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN - LEVEL 3 “I always knew I wanted to do something creative though and have been lucky enough to work with businesses that have offered to help and develop my creative training.” My name is Chloe Fuller and I have just...

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Stephanie has always been creative

Stephanie has always been creative

STEPHANIE FINLAY - UK GRAPHIC DESIGN - LEVEL 2“I’ve always been creative and could envision design concepts in my head, but I had no idea how to actually create them (despite my best attempts using Paint).”  My name is Stephanie Finlay and I have recently completed by...

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Paulina loves everything Graphic Design

Paulina loves everything Graphic Design

PAULINA LICZNERSKA - UK ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN - LEVEL 3 “I cannot wait to finish the course and receive my diploma and start my new career life!” My name is Paulina Licznerska and I am studying advanced graphic design diploma. From a young age I have always liked...

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Laura becomes a fully fledged Graphic Designer

Laura becomes a fully fledged Graphic Designer

LAURA COLLIER - UK ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN - LEVEL 3 From an early age I have always been a very creative person and I knew that it was the only path I ever wanted to follow, so as soon as I left school I enrolled into Leeds College of Art where I studied Art and...

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Patrick decides it’s time to go freelance

Patrick decides it’s time to go freelance

PATRICK BYRNE - UK FORMER GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDENTHere is one of our regular visits to our ex-students who want to share with you their experiences and journey to being a professional designer. Patrick was featured in our previous issue, but here we look at how he has...

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Lafayete discovers his Creative Process

Lafayete discovers his Creative Process

LAFAYETE FANTOSSI - AUSTRAILIA CREATIVE THINKING & PROCESS TECHNIQUES PROFESSIONAL LEVELMy name is Lafayete Fantossi, and I was born in a cold night of August 1977 in the outskirts of São Paulo (Brazil).“I’m truly looking forward to what the future holds with...

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Francine Reignites her Creativity

Francine Reignites her Creativity

FRANCINE BROWN - UK VISUAL COMMUNICATION - SPECIALIST DESIGN LEVEL 4Hi, I’m Francine, I currently live on the edge of the rural Cotswolds, close to the market town of Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon. I have been with the CDS for just over 2 years now, studying...

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Nastassia has a real passion for Design

Nastassia has a real passion for Design

NASTASSIA BASSON- SOUTH AFRICA ADVANCED GRAPHIC DESIGN - LEVEL 3My name is Nastassia Jade. I was born and raised and Pretoria, South Africa and I am currently 24 years old.I have always had a passion for art and design. I fully embrace the word creative in any...

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Design Discovery Journey for Demi

Design Discovery Journey for Demi

DEMI EDMUNDS - UK GRAPHIC DESIGN - LEVEL 2Hi, I’m Demi! I have worked in Marketing for over 5 years now and I am currently a Digital Marketing Executive at Commify.I originally got into design work in my first career role, as the agency I was working for sponsored a...

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Barry aims at Creating a New Career

Barry aims at Creating a New Career

BARRY STOPHER - UK GRAPHIC DESIGN - LEVEL 2BECOME A FREELANCER - Short CourseI have a background education in graphic design as I studied at Bournemouth Arts Institute and University for Creative Arts at Maidstone. Having got my degree I subsequently worked in a...

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Aileen Brings More Creativity Into Her Life

Aileen Brings More Creativity Into Her Life

AILEEN BENNIE - UK GRAPHIC DESIGN - LEVEL 1 & 2 VISUAL COMMUNICATION - SPECIALIST DESIGN LEVEL 4 Hi, My name is Aileen Bennie and I come from a beautiful part of the world, Scotland. I have been studying with the Creative Design School International for just over...

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