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Discover more about the people who study on online art and design courses with IDI. Hear what they have to say about studying online and take a closer look at their work.

Abi Giles

Abi Giles has just come to the end of her studies with IDI on the BA (Hons) Photography course from the University of Hertfordshire. Before she set...

Aisha Shaikh

Aisha Shaikh is a recent graduate of the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course which IDI delivers online in partnership with the...

Alysha McDowell

Pursuing her dream career as an illustrator, veterinary nurse Alysha McDowell was studying online with IDI towards a BA (Hons) Illustration degree...

Andrei Lefter

Having achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Pharmacy, Andrei Lefter followed in his father’s footsteps and became a full time Pharmacist. However,...

Andrew Hayes

Despite his disability, Andrew Hayes has managed to find the time and courage to pursue his creative talent into higher education. Attending...

Bjorg Elise Tuppen

Bjørg-Elise T-A Tuppen is one of many talented creatives studying from outside of the UK with IDI. Following her dream of becoming a professional...

Bridget Irving

Before beginning her studies online with IDI, Bridget Irving was already working in design but felt that she needed to gain a respected qualification...

Carlos Villarreal Kwasek

Carlos Villarreal is studying with IDI on the online MA Illustration (Visual Communication) course as part of the Postgraduate Programme in Art and...

Christopher Parsons

After suffering a serious brain injury, Christopher decided that he was unable to complete his studies in art and design at an attendance-based...

Clare Mansell

Clare Mansell recently finished her studies with IDI on the BA (Hons) Graphic Design course from the University of Hertfordshire, achieving excellent...

Deborah Priestley

IDI student Deborah Priestley has always been keen to study photography, but underlying problems with her health made it difficult for her to...

Derek Lawrie

After researching thoroughly online, Derek decided that IDI offered the best opportunity for someone in full-time employment to earn a degree...

Emily Taylor

After leaving school, Emily searched for a university course that would combine her twin passions of creativity and technology. She found the perfect...

Emma Davies

Emma Davies is studying online with IDI on the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course from the University of Hertfordshire. She is hoping...

Emma Horsfield

Emma Horsfield has overcome many personal struggles to pursue her desire to gain a creative qualification. Now studying towards a BA (Hons) in...

Fiona Lyall

Fiona was already employed as a graphic designer prior to enrolling on the online BA (Hons) Graphic Design course with IDI, delivered in partnership...

Gillian Davies

Gillian has always been interested in art and design and she was excited by the opportunity that studying with IDI offered her, to combine degree...

Gordon Stewart

Before enrolling on the BA (Hons) Photography course with IDI, delivered in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire, marketing director...

Graham Watson

With his time already split between three jobs, Graham Watson thought that he would never become a professionally accredited photographer. However,...

Harry Needs

With the training demands of representing Britain as a professional swimmer, there appeared to be no way that Harry Needs would be able to fit...

Hayley Jensen

Hayley is studying on the BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design course from the University of Hertfordshire, delivered online by IDI. Already an...

Heloise Evans

Heloise Evans is currently studying on the University of Hertfordshire accredited BA (Hons) Graphic Design course online with IDI. She chose IDI over...

Jacinta Moore

Jacinta has just completed her first semester of the BA (Hons) Fine Art course from the University of Hertfordshire, delivered 100% online by IDI. We...

Jessica Aumonier

“As a more mature student, online study just makes sense and with the right organisation and dedication, there is no reason why it should have any...

Jessica Klein

Jessica Klein is studying online with IDI on the BA (Hons) Illustration course from the University of Hertfordshire. She is hoping that an industry...

Julius Smit

Julius Smit is studying on the MA Photography (Visual Communication) course from the University of Hertfordshire, delivered online by IDI. Already...

Kate Leigh

Kate Leigh is a student on the BA (Hons) Illustration course from the University of Hertfordshire, delivered online by IDI. Working as a freelance...

Ken Maharajah

Ken Maharajah is studying on the BA (Hons) Illustration course from the University of Hertfordshire, delivered 100% online by IDI. At 62 years old,...

Kristina Jones

Kristina Jones is studying towards a BA (Hons) Illustration degree from the University of Hertfordshire, delivered 100% online by IDI. Living as a...

Mandy Reeve

Mandy is studying on the Foundation Diploma (Art, Design and Media) online with IDI. We spoke to her to find out more about her experiences on the...

Matthew Wood

Matthew Wood thought he had left it too late to gain the qualifications he needed to start a career in design. Having to work full time in order to...

Michal Dzikowski

Extreme adventurer Michal Dzikowski enrolled on the University of Hertfordshire accredited BA (Hons) Photography course with IDI as he felt his...

Nicola Eagle

Living as a British expat in Bahrain, Nicola Eagle thought her chances of going back to university to study were, “verging on the impossible.”...

Robert McColl

After more than 10 years in the information technology sector, and currently working as a business analyst, Rob McColl came to the decision that he...

Robert Rowlands

After working as a chartered surveyor for 40 years, Robert Rowlands finally decided to explore his interest in interior architecture and design by...

Sonja Coles

Sonja has recently completed the online ABC Awards Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Art, Design and Media with IDI. She excelled on the course,...

Sue Abbot

Sue Abbot has always wanted to dedicate more time to photography but other commitments have always taken priority. Now enrolled on the online BA...

Susan Alex Percival

Susan Alex Percival is a student on the BA (Hons) Illustration course. She was initially introduced to the possibility of studying an art degree...

Sylwia Szwarczewska

Sylwia Szwarczewska is studying the BA (Hons) Photography course from the University of Hertfordshire, delivered 100% online by IDI. She hopes that...

Trudy Stade

Trudy is a student on the BA (Hons) Photography course with IDI, delivered in partnership with the University of Hertfordshire. As a busy mother of...

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