Q&A with Local Rising Talent
We welcomed Miles into our studio in July for a week’s worth of hands on learning and experience. Miles is a sixth form student from Heathside in Weybridge. Long gone are the days of the work experience person making tea and filing. We, as a studio, want to encourage the next generation of designers to get stuck in and shine.
We set Miles a brief to create a Youth Club brand that would cater to his age group. We feel there is a gap in the market for after school activity, holiday clubs for kids over 12. Yes they don’t need looking after in the same way, but they do need encouragement and opportunity to try new things. It is these teenage years where young adults need the most guidance not the least.
So we had a briefing with Miles and off he went, creating the brand, look and feel, designing a logo and then transferring these assets to posters and a website. All in a week! He was a natural, took direction well and listened carefully implementing the advice diligently.
At the end of the week with a wonderful piece to take away and display in his portfolio he answered a quick Q&A and was off to enjoy his Summer. I think Reading festival was on the cards.
Q. What has it been like to spend a week at TCT?
Q. What is your top highlight of the week?
Q. What has been the most important thing you’ve learned?
Q. Has anything surprised you about working as a designer?
Q. What next steps are you thinking about after school?
Q. What do you like about design and technology?
Q. Do you have any advice for students who are considering placements?