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Dan Ziglam

Upon graduating in 3D Design from Northumbria University, Dan joined the Designers in Residence scheme. It was during this time Dan co-founded Deadgood. Their vision was to create an internationally recognised design brand producing the very best furniture and interior product for the very best commercial and domestic environments worldwide.

What are you doing now?

I am continuing to shape Deadgood as co-CEO of the company. We now produce (predominantly with UK manufacturers) over 100 different award winning designs created both in house and in collaboration with a number of high profile UK designers. We export our collections for use in commercial and private projects across the world and have setup office’s in both London and Newcastle. Deadgood recently won Company of the year at the MIX industry awards.

Why did you choose to study at Northumbria?

The University had a great reputation for its Design school and the city for its nightlife - neither disappointed.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals?

Studying at Northumbria helped to nurture my creativity and passion for design by giving me the confidence to pursue my ambition and turn those dreams into a reality.

What was the best thing about your course?

Our Tutors’ encouragement to turn our dreams into reality.

Which skills/knowledge and did you learn on your course that you use most now/throughout your career?

The ability to hunt down inspiration where and whenever I am.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

My first Trip to NYC (second year field study visit) - Life changing.

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