In becoming an intern in the graphic design field I have been lucky enough to learn about various aspects in the creative industry. College has helped me build a strong foundation of skills and information I will need to tackle such a multifaceted field. However, due to this industry’s diversity there are things that get left out of my learning experience, and that’s why I’m thankful for this opportunity here at EXIT. In just a short time, I’ve already started picking up valuable lessons to add to my ‘mental toolbox.’ Some of these include:
The Revision Process
It’s not a one time thing. Revisions continue until the design is “perfect.”
It’s your friend, not the enemy. Many times you can work on a design for so long that you overlook even the most common of errors.
When you start getting paid for your designs or for working on a design team, the way you pace yourself is crucial to remain as efficient as possible.
In just a few weeks I’ve already picked up on knowledge I will have with me for the rest of my career, and I’m ready for even more. This internship has me extremely excited to become a better designer and a better team member.
Nervous. Excited. Anxious. These were the emotions I felt finding out that I landed an internship. Being a Graphic Design Intern means that this is supposed to be more of a learning experience than it is a job, and so far, it’s been that and more. There are some things that you just can’t learn in a classroom, but that’s only because it comes through experiencing it. For example:
Working as a team on projects
Building relationships with clients
Getting paid for your work on designs
It’s nice; though, to be able to fall back onto what I’ve learned in school to help me push my creativity in the workplace. It’s a good background to have, and it makes me more confident in my work.