Illustration and Visual Media
Since my last blog post I started to work for an advertising agency in Berlin called Dieckertschmidt. It is definitely a big change compared to my last internship, it much more serious, more work and more responsibilities. I do like it even though it’s pretty intense, I get to work on so many different briefs and do different kind of things. I feel like I have already learned so much in a week, especially in terms of software knowledge and composition.
Something that definitely surprised me is how tiring it is to work a full eight-hour day (I finally understand why my parents seemed so tired after a day of work) I thinks staring at a computer for consecutive hours really tires my brain. I know however that to succeed you need to work hard so I am really motivated. I still don’t know if advertising is my main interest, also I have only been here a week, but it is definitely very fascinating, and I want to learn more about it. I’m glad I had the possibility to come here and explore this field and I know I will learn so much by the time I finish my internship.
The only thing that is kind of hard for me is the language. In the office everyone speaks German, except me, which I don’t mind because everyone always speaks English when talking to me, but the difficulty is that all the text I work with is in German, and the same for all the folders and names of the files, so sometimes I do struggle not knowing what things say; but I’m sure I will get more used to it as times goes on.
Another thing that surprised me is the fact that I thought I wouldn’t be able to do any illustrations, as I mostly work with layout and mock-ups, however I have already work on a few briefs that include designing more, which I’m happy about. The reason why I wanted to do this internship was because it was more of a graphic design position but also been able to do some illustrations now ant the is very nice. A brief that I’m really enjoying is about creating a movie poster for an upcoming movie called ‘takeover’, I had the opportunity to experiment in creating the design of the title and the composition of the poster.
Another thing that I surprised me is not to be scared to learn and ask for help. I was a bit worried when I first started out as I don’t know that much about graphic design especially in term of software skills, but I have learned not to be scared to ask for someone to help me out, because in the end the people you work with don’t expect you to know everything. The senior art direction, which is the person I work with most of the time, is very nice and friendly, always willing to help me out and teach me new things. So far is been a great experience, it’s hard because I work all day but, in the end, I do like what I’m doing.