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Editor’s note: Lilly our amazing intern was here for 3 months and we loved every second! She’s talented, hard working, has a sunny easygoing disposition and works efficiently and effectively. She fits in with all of our TLD Values! Over to Lilly:

 

What an adventure these three months have been!

Issues faced by Thibault during his internship

Keren’s note: This article was written by Thibault Guichard during his internship at TLD. If you want to learn more about internships at TLD view our other posts on the topic and read our “7 Tips on being a stand out intern at Top Left Design

I have been in London for two months now. It means many days and hours spent. It also means a lot of adventures lived, lessons learnt, and issues faced (most of them solved, happily!)

This post explores some of the challenges I have experienced during my work placement, and a few humble pieces of advice I can now share from experience!

Prologue

I turn the key into the lock until it’s bolted, slip it into my pocket, and walk away from the door towards the street. The sky is the same hue as the asphalt of the deserted street, like I am walking on a frozen lake reflecting the stormy clouds. As I approach the Tube station, there are more and more people occupying the wet pavement. Some touches of colour show up from the wildest clothes of the magnifying crowd, gradually making the ubiquitous grey of the urban landscape recede into the background. Soon, I reach the station. I notice a great ad across the street offering a journey to Paris, which is described as the “European capital of romance and culture”. I smile – pretty proud – and nod to myself.

Rabia Baig - 3 weeks internship

Hi, my name is Rabia and I have done 3 weeks internship at TLD. Coming to TLD has made my passion in design grow even further. After these 3 weeks at TLD I have gained first-hand experience in what work life is really like and how to work to deadlines but also have fun at the same time by bringing a smile to the team by asking for a cup of tea or helping them out with their work which they have sent to me to do.

Oscar Dial

Hi, I’m Oscar, and I worked at TLD for one month. I recommend anyone reading, who is planning to apply for or who is going to work at TLD as an intern, to at least read the tips I have accumulated throughout the internship. It will give you a head start and trust me when I tell you this, anyone who can impresses Keren is worthy. I also think that if you are reading this, you should read the blogs from my fellow previous intern brothers and sisters.