Coming to the end of my three years in University people have started to ask what I want to do and what career path I am going to be taking, but to be honest I don’t really know.
I know I want to stay within the design industry, but what sector I want to work within, I don’t know. Gaining some experience in a variety of design sectors and getting to know the many ways in which it is needed and its different uses – is what I have gained some interest in.
Since leaving school I have took a big interest in Adobe Photoshop, with University and previous placements allowing me to develop my skills within that application, using the software for both photo editing and textile design. However, I feel that I have exhausted this as a way of creating and designing my work and I wanted to develop my skills within another area of design.
Becoming a junior designer through an internship with Character creates has allowed me to use my skills in a different way and also progress in having a better understanding of the other ways in which design is used, other than textile design. Which has been my focus for the last three years in University.
Looking at Website design, brand identity creation, social media management, print design, digital marketing and SEO are all aspects of the creative studio that I didn’t even know existed and have enjoyed learning about over the past few months.
These are areas that I have had little experience of in the past and getting to learn and understand the process of designing for other people’s businesses and the technical side to producing their designs, websites and social for a business, is what I am enjoying doing most.
I look forward to developing my skills within the Adobe Indesign application and taking a client’s idea or concept, then creating something that hits the mark. I feel that I have more to learn about the types of work that Character Creates produce and look forward to working with them more in the future.