The big scary world of work experience
We make time each year to host two work experience students in our studio. It is priceless to hear their new fresh untrodden ideas and refreshingly inspiring to be around the boundless enthusiasm that come with creative college students attitude of anything is possible.
Our relationship with the local high school Heathside was forged after a recent open day visit exposed us to the fantastic Art & Design department headed up by Louise Ray.
We have had a GCSE student with us for a week earlier in the year who through minimal guidance designed a concept, branding and collateral for a coffee shop targeting creative freelancers. We led her through logo ideas, how the brand would be perceived and then applying that to various items. It was so viable and fresh it could have been rolled out there and then. She learnt a lot, we learnt more and it was win win.
Recently we have had a Design/Art A-Level work experience student from the local high school coming to spend the week with us and we prepared a live brief for her to show off her skills and produce a fantastic portfolio piece.
Her competence and attitude was outstanding from day one and she quickly slotted in to the studio showing us exactly what she was capable off.
Her design skills were great and predominantly had a strong foundation of hand drawn illustrations and sketching. It was fulfilling for her and us to see the rawness of the initial ideas blossom, taking shape into a full brand campaign that we could have easily put in front of a client.
We look forward to many more design students joining us in the future for more work experience. We are however a small studio and can only accommodate a couple of students per year in order for us both to receive the best experience possible.