Miles Gould graduated with a first-class Graphic Design BA(Hons) and was also awarded a scholarship and the Reg Appleton typography award in 2010.

Pete Dungey also graduated in Graphic Design BA(Hons) in 2010 when they were approached to conceptualise and design the overall show identity for the 2010 Graduate Show which was applied to posters, brochures, street banners, invites and all 2D exhibition graphics. The identity needed to encapsulate the diversity of students graduating as well as referencing the city’s vast heritage.

Following graduation, Gould and Dungey both left to work in Zurich, Switzerland. They also worked at several high profile design agencies in London and Brighton before deciding to take the next step in their careers by opening as Oak Design Studio.

Gould and Dungey describe their business as "A design and visual communication studio that helps clients both large and small connect with their audiences by creating innovative design that is built to last. We have an ever-growing reputation from working with well-respected businesses and individuals from all sectors. We actively pursue working with interesting and diverse clients that both challenge and excite us. Developing relationships with our clients is an integral part of what we do.

"We offer a comprehensive creative service and their output includes Print & Editorial, Digital, Moving Image and Consultancy."

Both have very fond memories of our time at the Faculty of Arts: "The city itself was hugely inspiring with a fantastic hub of creatives working and living there. The course was exceptional and had a very encouraging and experienced team of staff to help train and guide us through our three years."

"Without the support of the university we definitely wouldn't be where we are today. We both feel really proud to be a part of the university's rich history." 

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