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:
Lately, we’ve been doing a lot of work on defining who we are, applying the EOS System with the help of Julia Langkraehr from Bold Clarity. It’s been amazing, and one of the exercises we did was defining our values. We did this as a team, facilitated by until we had narrowed down to 4 key values.
These are the qualities that everyone of us within the team has and what makes us so great to work with!
And there is other evidence of this – in the experiences our clients have and in the information we share on our blog and social media channels.
This post was written by Rhea Lempert, who did 2 weeks of work experience in February 2015 at Top Left Design.
My internship experience and first hand tips
Hi! My name is Rhea, I am fourteen and interested in design and copywriting. After spending a very fast two week placement at TLD, I’ve experienced a part of the working world and how it can be great fun with the TLD crowd. I’ve also seen just how a hot cup of tea or coffee can put a smile on anyone here!
I love Vine. Even now that Instagram has created it’s own video feature I prefer Vine. My Iphone is too full for me to store video files, which is what Instagram video requires. I have compiled together a selection of Vine posts which I am particularly proud of. I hope you can spare a multiple of 6 seconds to have a look and get to know us that little bit more. Hover over each video and turn the sound on, if you like!
Chris feels like a banana
This one was extremely popular and we have had several complimentary comments about it on our Facebook page. Chris was the actor, and the dialogue is genius. “I feel like a banana” he says. There is the sound of a chime, and presto. You can see the rest below.
At Top Left Design health is very important to everyone. Most TLD team members are doing physical workouts on a regular base. As everybody is very creative as well, the team often comes up with little workout breaks -like jumping jack challenges!
On the 28th of September, 2012, JP and I (pictured below) went to spend a day learning new skills and trends at The Designer’s Fiesta – a “celebration of design and digital”, brought to London by the UK’s leading Adobe Authorised Training Centre – Academy Class. We went check out the latest trends in design and development and to hone our skills. Keren asked us to blog about it, and thought interview style would be the way to go. Read her Qs and our As below!
After a day of hard work, the office was transformed into a hair and make-up studio with everyone preparing for the exciting night out. It was an exciting and surreal experience walking down the red carpet knowing some of the biggest names in Hollywood like Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jason Statham, Arnold Schwarzenegger and of course Keren Lerner’s talented father Avi Lerner, who produced the film.
There were a lot of big smiles and photos taken, blinded by the fluffy aura of the red carpet and camera flashes. Some of us were even asked for autographs!
The movie was excellent, and is out in theatres worldwide now – be sure to go see it!
One of the first jobs we got our newest team member, Aric to do, was make our very own Oyster card holders. We want poeple who commute in London to think of us every single day and the ones that they give you when you sign up for Oyster card holders are just so BORING looking. And we want to make sure we included owls (some of you already know the 3 reasons why we use owls in our branding – but if not – read this post!)
If you are reading this, and you want an Oyster card holder – comment below and we can arrange for you to get one!