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Martins Elerts

BA (Hons) Product Design

Martins freelances as a Yacht Designer

Studying at Teesside was the best decision I have ever made

Martins  Elerts

Tell us about your career since graduation?

I started working for Dixon Yacht Design before graduation and have spent the past four years there. I climbed from an intern position to be a yacht designer.

How did university help you with your career?

University gave me great insight into how the design industry works in the UK.
This was mostly due to the summer placement work experience, as well as the guest lectures where designers talked about their time in the industry.

Also the time spent learning from the wonderful University lecturers and staff helped immensely.

I guess now the next big goal is to one day have my own company.

What did you enjoy most about Teesside?

I really enjoyed just how much the staff care about their job and us, the students.
I also appreciated our design studio and the workshops, literally the best creative environment anyone could ask for.

Would you recommend Teesside?

I would – studying at Teesside was the best decision I have ever made.