FIG often extends a warm welcome to local students looking for work experience in a busy marketing and design agency, and recently, we welcomed Noah, 17, into our design studio. Here’s how he found his experience.
I was nervous coming into FIG since I was unsure if my style of work was appropriate or suitable for the work they produce.
I didn’t think it would be as relaxed and as comfortable an atmosphere and environment as it has been.
I think it has gone reasonably well – I’ve learned new skills and even taught a few along the way which will be beneficial in the future.
I’ve enjoyed the animation aspect the most and working the camera alongside photoshop and the methods used.
My favourite piece of work has been the logos I designed – specifically coming up with a character / mascot for FIG (a dog) and applying that with the logo designs.
I was unaware of the amount of work and time that has and is currently being put into projects and there is a much larger scale underneath something so small such as a business logo or the design of a website.
I’d like to try other software and explore Adobe Illustrator more (despite being difficult to manage at first) and character design – although, character design may not be specifically for FIG.
It has given me an insight into what I find comfortable and what I don’t. I’d like to have a career in illustration and animation as I was unsure if logo design was something I’d like to do but now that I’ve tried it, I’m more aware of my choices.
Disregarding how supportive and generous the Design Team are – I’ll most likely remember techniques and software and what goes into certain projects.
Most definitely :))