N&C Third Degree- Jamie Shirra

Jamie Shirra
Jamie Shirra

Award winning Greenfaulds-based graphic design student

1.You are a student at the moment. What’s your main goal in life?

To have fun, enjoy every day and travel the world but in terms of a career, to become a successful graphic designer.

2. Which parts of the world have made the biggest impression on you?

Finland, New Zealand or my home city of Glasgow. I actually studied my third year of my graphic design degree in the Art and Media campus at TAMK University in Finland, which was a great experience. New Zealand in general is an amazing place It’s a beautiful country and has so much to offer in the form of extreme sports, lifestyle, activities etc. I also worked there as a intern graphic designer last summer and I got along with the company really well. Its called Feast Creative, so I guess as that was my first main design job It sticks in my mind as a great place overall, something I will never forget!

3.What makes you laugh?

A weekend out with my mates, a night in with my girlfriend, a holiday with the family, to be honest pretty much anything, I laugh a lot!

4.If you left Scotland what would you miss the most?

Friends and family for sure, they are a big part of my life. Oh, and perhaps the Glasgow music scene! Plus my dogs!

5. What’s been the high point of your life so far?

I guess I could say winning my first design competition a few weeks ago! I was named as a winner of the Young Innovators Challenge, which is ran by Scottish Institute for Enterprise.It’s a great feeling for people to not only like my designs, but believe in them.

6. Which three people living or dead would you most like to meet?

Jose Mourinho, Bob Marley and graphic designer Herbert Bayer.

7. When are you happiest?

I love music and I love travelling, so when I get the opportunity to mix both I guess you could say I’m pretty happy!

8. In 2014 I’d like to…

Start working for a creative design agency and continue to develop some of my own design projects.

9. What film can you watch over and over without tiring of it?

There’s quite a few. Kevin and Perry Go Large, Elf, Anchorman, all amazing!

10. What song sums up your life?

Not sure if this song sums up my life, but it’s a song that I have loved for many years and brings back many memories, Rachael Starr – To Forever (Moonbeam Remix).