My name is Ava Jay Shepherd and I’m a 22-year old student from Co. Mayo. I have always had a keen interest in art and design, and after studying art in my leaving cert I decided to specialise in graphic design.
From August 2018 until September 2020 I was living and studying in Copenhagen, Denmark. I looked to Copenhagen for my third level education as I believe this city has design at its core and my style has always been influenced by the Scandinavian design culture.
I was studying Design, Technology and Business in KEA. After almost two years I completed my final semester of my AP Degree, Design Technology. On the 25th of June 2020 I graduated as a design technologist.
The course has allowed me to develop my skills in design methods, trends, materials, production, communication and business models.
With all of this under my belt I decided to return to Ireland and focus all my energy on achieving my Bachelor Degree in graphic design. I was lucky enough to qualify for advanced entry into year two of Visual Communications at IADT Dun Laoighre.