John Carlo Ramos
What was your journey to IADT?
I was student in Product Design at IT Carlow. During my time there, that I became attracted to the creative industry. I decided to move back home and study in Dublin. This gave me the opportunity to further pursue my ambition of becoming a UI/UX designer.
Why did you choose to study Creative Computing at IADT?
The word “design” in the description. Yes, I learned how to develop full-stack applications, networking and computer architecture, but what I was craving for was the design thinking, design methodologies, researching and essentially anything to do with design practice. Luckily, I came to the right place.
What aspects of the course have you found most interesting?
The diversity of knowledge. Every year you learn something completely new. Of course, you do integrate the knowledge you gained from last year to the next, but if you ever feel that you didn’t do that well or the course didn’t really interest you in the previous year, the year after that will give you the chance to redeem yourself or pull you back in.
What has surprised you about the course?
The level of engagement from lecturers to the students. Our lecturers here have the same goal: they try to give us the best chance of getting the profession that we want.
What’s the most fun you’ve had?
The banter, of course! From travelling to the Netherlands and Germany, going to Baker’s Corner just for “one” pint, the chats between (and during) lectures and all the way up to surviving the COVID-19 pandemic together, we’ve had our adventures during our time here.
Why would you recommend this course to prospective students?
Want to become a UI/UX designer, frontend/backend developer, game developer, software engineer, consultant, or anything that has to do with computers or its users? This is for you.
What do you enjoy about studying at IADT?
Never a dull moment in this college.