Hello, I’m Kate, and for the last three weeks I’ve been working as an intern at Top Left Design. From researching themes for websites, to organising an office surprise party, I’ve done and learned a lot during my time here. So without further ado, here are my top 9 lessons learned while working at Top Left Design.

ALWAYS hold down the shift key to avoid picture distortion

When attempting to resize an image in Photoshop using the free transform command, use the shift key – otherwise, be prepared for wonkiness.

Hold the shift key down when resizing images in Photoshop - to avoid wonkiness

A clean and simple web theme is almost always best.

Simple is beautiful - when it comes to website design and choosing WordPress themes

‘There are no mistakes, only lessons’

A proverb in tribute to Chinatown, which I journeyed through daily on my way to and from work. It’s true though; making mistakes is a crucial part of the learning process.

‘There are no mistakes, only lessons’ – a proverb in tribute to Chinatown, which I journeyed through daily on my way to and from work. It’s true though; making mistakes is a crucial part of the learning process.

Preparing the content of a website for Russian translation takes a while.

Preparing the content of a website for Russian translation takes a while.

Mind maps can be fun!

Mind maps can be fun!

‘If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’

Another proverb, also very true.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ – Another proverb, but also very true.

Infographics are awesome!

Here’s just one example – a “Build your best Sangria” infographic from missouriwine.org:

Build your best Sangria - infographic from missouriwine.org

Google has the answer to everything.

Google has the answers

Coffee and walnut cake will always be a winner at a mid-afternoon, meeting room surprise party!

Walnut cake - popular at office parties

So there you have it – my top 9 lessons learned during my time at Top Left Design. A big thank you to Keren and the whole team at Top Left Design for having me!

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