Using creativity to “inspire change, provoke, and bring beauty to the world”, one student returned home to study and graduate in Swansea


After spending time abroad, Joseff Williams decided to return to his hometown of Swansea and pursue his creative passions to build a rewarding career plan in his local area. He tells us about his experience at UWTSD’s Swansea College of Art:

“I have always been passionate about pursuing a career in the creative sector, but never felt I could slot into one particular medium. BA (Hons) Graphic Design felt like the right choice because it’s multidisciplinary and include elements of film, photography and design. All the things I love.”

“Before I even considered going to Swansea College of Art, I set myself some creative goals for the couple of years ahead. I wanted to design branding for a coffee shop, to design for a festival or conference and to lead a creative team.

“I ended up doing all of those things in my three years at university without even realising they were on the curriculum. My creative check list was unintentionally ticked off!

“I would recommend studying for an Art and Design degree because despite constant cuts in funding, creativity is central to so much of our lives.

“At my induction to UWTSD, Provost Ian Walsh (who was Dean at the time) said that Swansea College of Art was the crowning jewel of UWTSD. This has been true to my experience at UWTSD. The art and design staff – from the admin staff, to the technicians and lecturers – are amazing people. 

“Despite a large amount of my time at University being at home during the pandemic, I will miss Swansea College of Art and the Dynevor Campus so much. Moving forward though, I am looking forward to seeking out opportunities to use my creativity to inspire change, provoke, and bring beauty to the world.”

As part of his degree, Joseff published a book about asylum seekers in Swansea to encourage empathy, address misconceptions about people seeking asylum and bring respect and dignity to a group of people who are often misrepresented in the media.

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