It seems crazy to know that 6 months of my DPS year has already flashed before my eyes. When I was offered my first internship it took a lot of consideration to decide to spend half my year with Inception Group. I was worried about “putting all my eggs in one basket” and becoming comfortable but now it’s over I only wish I could have done more.
I feel very lucky that I got my first experience of working design life at Inception Group. It was a perfect fit; I settled in quickly, picked up the brand style and was made to feel like part of the team. By the end, the term “intern” seemed to be a distance memory. Regardless of the huge amount that I learnt and the skills I gained, the biggest thing I am taking from my time there is confidence. I am a designer and I am able to hold my own in meetings, team discussions and through my work and I am able to take that confidence onto wherever I venture next.
During my last week, I took some time to scroll back through Trello (the online listing tool we used to track and share projects) to see all the things I had contributed to since September. They range from social media posts to menus, points of sales, website redesigns, business stationery, brand pop-ups and crazy merchandise. I have pushed the parameters that I previously conceived to be a designers job and learnt to understand the role beyond my own creativity.
Here is a selection of works I completed and also some photos from my time with the team:
After the success of this internship, I was offered the job of part-time freelancing for one of the Inception Group’s sub-brands Squirrel. I feel very privileged to have been offered this opportunity and also to have the chance to keep my foot in the door with the company, whilst still exercising my practice with them.