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Graphic designer earns honorary degree

on Friday,July 29,2011 22:07

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Vaughan Oliver is the graphic designer and art director of the University of Creative Arts (UCA) in Epsom, England, and he recently received an honorary degree.

"Vaughan has an impressive graphic design career and we are proud to be associated with him," professor Elaine Thomas, the vice-chancellor at the university, told the news source. "Our students have benefited enormously from the opportunity to work alongside Vaughan on high profile projects."

Oliver lectures at the UCA in Epsom, and recently created a boxset with students for the band, The Pixes, the media outlet reports.

"It's a great honor to be here today to receive this academic award, especially as I'm someone who hasn’t followed the mainstream route and is more of an alternative practitioner," Oliver said after he accepted the degree.

Individuals who are interested in graphic design may want know if they have a shot at obtaining a job once they graduate from their design programs. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in this field is expected to increase by 13 percent between the years 2008 and 2018.

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