Special guest post: Sarah, 2011 Intern
22 Jun 2011 James Ing
Today we've got a special guest post from Sarah, who is one of our 2011 interns at Frontend. Internship gives a realistic perspective of how the industry works and has tremendous benefits for both intern and the company taking them on. We encourage more business' to take on an intern and give back a little bit to those who are eager to learn.
Anyway I proudly present Sarah's guest post.
Hi there, my name is Sarah and I am a third year student studying for a Bachelor of design at AUT. Frontend has very kindly offered to take me on for two weeks so I can experience the "real" world of design before I graduate. I thought I would share my first day experience with you so you can get an insiders peek into what working at Frontend is like!
In awe with Frontend's high quality portfolio and reputation I've got to admit my first day here was pretty nerve racking! Luckily for me everyone here at Frontend is very down-to-earth and friendly which has helped me feel like part of the team. Just being here I feel like a designer, this may be due to Frontend's very modern "Bunker" which is very spacious with stylish textured walls and a large "f" and "7" freestanding at the entrance (what is more designer than that?!). I have my own massive desk and laptop supplied, coffee in hand…bliss!
On my first day I was put straight to work to create a small advertisement that will be used in one of the websites Frontend is building. I was very excited that I was finally designing something that would be seen on a real website. After many supervised hours, critiques and countless trips backwards and forwards to site builder James (sorry James) I finally came up with a solution. I have always been proud of all the work I produce but to create something for the real world felt very rewarding.
In the little time I have spent here so far I have found working in a team a lot more satisfying and stable than working alone at university. I am learning a lot and looking forward to the rest of my stay.
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