Secondly, I viewed this event as an excellent opportunity to build up casual conversation with practicing artists and designers, push myself to network and to potentially gain some form of a placement or a studio visit. I did my rounds of the event and came across a couple of names which I was already aware of and a few that were new.
I approached the YUCK print house stall and got chatting with them about the possibility of a studio visit and they were all too happy to say yes, which I found really encouraging after all of the rejections I have received over the last few weeks.
YUCK don't do any actual design work themselves, they simply print other people's work using a variety of analogue printing methods, which is something I am very intrigued about. They represent the works of a range of artists, designer's and printmakers, some of whom really appeal to me. I look forward to visiting their studio space in Manchester soon simply to get an idea of what a typical day's work is like for them.