First Hand — Keeping your head screwed on: Design graduate Sam Part on turning a university project into a business

Posted 01 August 2017 Written by Sam Part

In summer of 2014, Sam Part graduated from Kingston University with a degree in graphic design. For his final show, he made moulds of his own head and turned them into lollipops. The project earned him a D&AD New Blood award, and has since evolved into a successful company, employing six full-time staff. Three years in, we find out why Sam rejected job offers to pursue his candied dreams, and the importance of applying a creative mindset to the world of business.

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