Graduate Profile

Joshua Bradshaw

Joshua Bradshaw - Digital Arts

“My degree has already landed me a good job in digital arts in Auckland - and a surprise award at graduation.” Joshua won the NorthTec Council Art Award which included a cheque for $1000. “It was a complete surprise to me but it may be because I put in a lot of effort and filled up about eight books with drawings, theory and coding. I’m passionate about digital arts.”

“I always loved the arts and knew I wanted to get a degree. I’m originally from South Africa, and now live just up the road from NorthTec so studying here was perfect for me. As well as covering the basics, we could do what we were interested in so I created a video game. It seemed like a good opportunity to research digital arts and apply the skills to making a video game. ”

“Our tutors were amazing. They gave us one-to-one attention and were really friendly while still keeping stern standards around our work and self-discipline.”

Joshua is now working as a graphic designer with an Auckland company and the job came about from a chance encounter. “While I was studying I was working as a supervisor at a Whangarei supermarket. They needed me on check-outs one day, and my now boss happened to come through as a customer and we had a quick chat. He learnt what I was studying, gave me his card, and later made contact and offered me work in Auckland.”

“I already intended to move to Auckland to be with friends and to study for a master’s degree, and I’m loving the work here. The NorthTec tutors have given me the exact skills that I am applying here in Auckland and could use anywhere in the country or further afield. Ultimately I want to be a creative director in a media or film company. I want to be right up there at CEO level.”