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3,2,1… London 2011! You don’t need to be a sportswoman to develop your skills – by Caroline Campan (one of our interns)

Caroline and Julien are two french students who spent 10 weeks with the team at Top Left Design on a summer internship. 10 weeks have flown by! They have sadly left and will be truly missed by all of us at Top Left Design. In this blog post Caroline shares a little bit about her experience at TLD and the new things she learnt.

Here is what Caroline wrote

Here we are: 10 weeks have gone by, and it’s already the end. When I look at the pieces of paper which I wrote all of my tasks on each week, I think we can say that it’s been amazing. From tasks which took me several days to complete to some which only took me a few minutes, each week has been a new experience.

Our last intern Maja who came from Germany has now left us – sad!
We asked her to write about her experience and this is what she said:


“When I heard about my internship in web design I was a little bit afraid, because I’ve never worked with HTML and web design before. But in the end I enjoyed it and I now know more about web design and how to present the designs to clients.
To be honest – this is my first internship that I really enjoyed. The whole team was very friendly and open minded and it was a very relaxed atmosphere. I even had my own computer – that was great!

The special things I have learnt whilst on my internship were:

Using Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia HomeSite, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Indesign
How to make a gradient (using Layers) [ Photoshop]
How a website is designed in Photoshop then built in HTML (Footer, Top, Navigation, font size & Home and Inner, Templates) [ Photoshop & HomeSite]

I had a lot of projects, which was very good – so I could do a lot of designs which made me very happy. Sometimes I thought I was very helpful, so I hope at the end I was very useful to your company.

Every day I tried my best and the whole time in the internship was a very good experience for me. Thank you for giving me a lot of different projects to work on. This was very good and has built on my experiences.

I wish I could stay longer in your company because it was a really good time for me. I really liked this internship. This was the best internship I’ve ever had (seriously!).

In the past the other internships were not as good as here, because the atmosphere was not as good….a couple of my bosses were uptight and not good-humoured like you and your team are.

It was a great time at Top Left Design for me!”


We will miss Maja too!
She was hard working, showed great talent, was quick to learn and helpful. We wish her luck in her future career – keep in touch!