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.
Insight, advice, news and chit chat
Note from Keren:
Before handing straight over to Zac, I am posting this because, well, it speaks for itself.
This is the “goodbye intern” our latest work experience student wrote us. He was here for a 4 day short week, but he did make an impression for sure.
Seeing as it’s my last day working here with Top Left Design, I thought I’d write you all a goodbye email.
To start off, I wanted to thank both Susan and Keren, for giving me the opportunity to work with such a fantastic, intuitive and creative company, giving me a valuable insight in to the working life.
I also want to express special gratitude to 2 members of the team, Chris and Nichaela, for several reasons. Collectively, they treated me as one of them, not as an outsider, and I felt welcomed the instant I began work here with TLD. (Clearly expressed by having to do the dish and bin duty the moment I started).
We are sad to say goodbye to Diana, our intern for the last month. She has been a breath of fresh air: proactive, friendly, efficient, helpful, and positive. Exceptional on all fronts. And she cooked for us too! Words can’t really say enough of how exceptional Diana is. Pictures might help though! Many below are from our amazing TLD Treasure Hunt, including the amazing “jig in front of a pic” video she filmed, which will always be a source of joy for us.
This post was originally written by me for Phinkit and I wanted to also share it with you here! Enjoy!
We have interns in constantly. I mean it, all the time – for the last 6 years – ever since my manicurist told me her son needed work experience, and we got him in doing HTML content entry, and resizing images in Photoshop for a lingerie website we were making (he was 17 and was quite happy with this task!)
Since I have started working at Top Left Design, my life has changed drastically:
The happy fellow above is Michael Lashley, who came to visit us for a day at TLD to do “work shadowing”. Below is a little Q+A we did for him
Hello lovely person who wants to work for us! We are flattered! We love to have interns here, as it gives us the opportunity to meet new people. And out of the people who work here, Chris, Nichaela, JP, Kevin, Tamlyn and Aric all started out as work experience or internship people. We like to “try before we buy”.
When I came for the interview at Top Left Design I was excited, but not particularly optimistic about my chances of being selected to intern here. As an advertising and brand management graduate I knew little about web or graphic design and had always considered myself to be computer illiterate. However, I was eager to learn and the always friendly and helpful team at Top Left Design took the time to teach. So here are the seven most important things I’ve learnt:
In this age of interns, young people are expected to have internships on their CV when applying for jobs. It can give you the experience that everyone needs to stand out in a difficult job market. It’s not always easy but can be very rewarding.
So here is a post written by one of our previous interns – top 7 tips for being a stand out intern at Top Left Design, that can be applied anywhere.
Julien is one of the two french students (Julien and Caroline) who spent a 10 week internship at Top Left Design. In this post he shares with you a few new things he learnt about design.
Here is what Julien wrote
Hi everyone! I’ve just finished my 10 weeks internship here at Top Left Design. Usually I work more with the programming side of things, and have never really learnt much about the design process. I like coding because I’ve learnt a lot about how to do it, and so now it’s easy for me. But during this internship I saw that design is not so different from coding, you have to always keep in mind some key rules and guidelines to create a good design.
Here are the 7 most important rules I learnt at top left design during my 10 great weeks: