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Humans of Swinburne Online: Annabelle’s Story

Annabelle Radford is a prime example of ambition mixed with creativity. In our daily lives, media and communication play a central role, facilitating the exchange of information, challenging beliefs, and transforming attitudes. The dynamic nature of communication has led to a constant evolution, creating a myriad of exciting job opportunities for graduates. Studying a Bachelors in Media and Communication with Swinburne Online spring boarded a successful trajectory into Annabelle’s current graphic design career, which is still intrinsically linked to her love for theatre and acting.

An inherently creative individual, Annabelle’s early passion for various art forms led her to explore acting, dancing, and even clowning. Her post-graduate years included joining a musical theatre society, showcasing her love and commitment to the arts.

One of the best parts of studying with Swinburne Online was being able to work and study around my life, rather than my life revolving around a uni timetable.

Diving onto design

She found a fitting outlet for her creativity, hunger for continuous learning, and new-found interest in graphic design at Swinburne online. The program allowed her to channel her creativity into designs related to her interests – the arts. To make things work for her, the answer was simple: flexibility. Balancing a full-time job, she appreciated the convenience of Swinburne Online’s courses fitting seamlessly into her busy life. “One of the best parts of studying with Swinburne Online was being able to work and study around my life, rather than my life revolving around a uni timetable,” she noted.

Annabelle credits Swinburne Online’s E-learning advisors for their pivotal role in her success. Beyond traditional lectures, they nurtured her creativity, pushing her boundaries, instilling confidence in her work. “The teaching team at Swinburne Online helped me express my creativity by just trying to push me a little bit further and challenge my thinking a little bit,” she shared.

Their support created a positive learning environment, laying a solid foundation for her success. Annabelle emerged as a fully qualified graphic designer, ready to start a fresh career.

Taking a chance

Annabelle’s first graphic design opportunity came unexpectedly when a friend needed promotional materials. Stepping up to the task, this marked the start of a career that was unexpected, yet an undeniable fit. “I think for my first gig, a friend needed someone to do the graphic design. I put my hand up, and I just really loved it,” she recalled.

Annabelle’s inspirational story is a perfect example for those seeking a creative career. With flexibility and support from Swinburne Online, she turned her passion into a thriving profession.

The teaching team at Swinburne Online helped me express my creativity by just trying to push me a little bit further and challenge my thinking a little bit.

Get involved

At Swinburne Online, our tutors bring years of industry experience to the table, providing the support needed to kick-start your career in the media industry. Our flexible online study structure ensures you can pursue a communications degree without putting your life on hold.

Opt for a course tailored for online learning, and dive into a high-quality, interactive educational experience. Have a look at what we offer in our Media and Communications courses.