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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.

Judith Breidenstine

Judith Breidenstine studied online with IDI towards a BA (Hons) Illustration degree. She took some stories from her life and used it as inspiration...

Harvey Werb

Harvey Werb studied online with IDI towards a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree. He found that online study was a better option for him where he could...

Rebecca Halpern

Multi-disciplinary designer Rebecca Halpern studied online with IDI towards a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree. She joined us at Assembly Hall to...

Luke MacGregor-Dignan

Luke MacGregor-Dignan studied online with IDI towards a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree. Luke was not only a student speaker at the 2017 ceremony,...

Katalin Lacey

Katalin Lacey studied online with IDI towards a BA (Hons) Illustration degree. After discovering her love for illustration in her native Hungary, she...

Alysha McDowell

Veterinary nurse Alysha McDowell studied online with IDI towards a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree. She found that online study was the perfect...

Sam Tweedlie

Sam Tweedlie travelled from the Isle of Bute to Edinburgh for the IDI Graduation Ceremony 2016 to celebrate four and a half years of work. After...

Jacky Hoi Hung Cheung

Jacky Hoi Hung Cheung traveled all the way from Hong Kong to be at the IDI Graduation Ceremony 2016. Along with his wife, Jacky joined us to not only...

Dave Greengrow

Dave Greengrow joined us from Maidstone, Kent for the IDI Graduation Ceremony 2016 at Edinburgh Castle. Having studied with us for a BA (Hons)...

Hayley Jensen

Hayley Jensen arrived at the IDI Graduation Ceremony 2016 from Dubai to celebrate completing her BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design. Hayley...

Tom McPhillips

Tom McPhillips joined us from Germany for the IDI Graduation Ceremony 2016. After receiving his BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree, Tom was delighted to...

Arno Hattingh

Arno Hattingh arrived from South Africa to join us for the IDI Graduation Ceremony 2016. Arno traveled to Edinburgh Castle for a once in a lifetime...

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...

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...

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...

Andrew Hayes

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Michal Dzikowski

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

Graham Watson

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

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...

Gordon Stewart

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Clare Mansell

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

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Derek Lawrie

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

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