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Sustainable Design MA: After you graduate

Graduate successes

This course is a great start to your future career – check out what our graduates have gone on to do.

After completing the course Saskia Baard went on to work at Social Life and as a service designer at Innovation Unit.

"As a project developer at Social Life, I work on a variety of projects focusing on the connection between people and places. This role allows me to explore my interests such as social sustainability, public spaces, urban design, and community development. My day-to-day tasks can be very diverse, including project coordination, field research, data analysis, and the design of materials.

Prior to the Sustainable Design MA at Kingston University, I studied Visual Communication Design at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. I worked as a designer and project manager on projects in South Africa, the Netherlands, Morocco, and the UK. These roles always had a social or environmental focus, and they also introduced me to co-design and community development. The Sustainable Design MA course was the perfect next step to bring it all together, to make sense of my practical experiences in a formal, academic setting.

For me, the course was an ideal combination of practical research methods and theory, of innovation and design, all with a continuous focus on sustainability. Being on the course broadened my horizons, and gave me the confidence and a setting from which to explore topics I wouldn't have otherwise considered. For my masters major project, I investigated streets as public spaces in a suburban setting (specifically, Surbiton), and how participatory design could contribute to the creation of such places. Ultimately, the course led me to my current role, which I wouldn't have considered, or have had the right skillset for, before doing the course."

 

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