I've spent my winter in Birmingham.
It was an exciting opportunity for me to go abroad as an intern. Why not? Besides from experiencing being a graphic designer in the real world, I get to discover a whole new country! I just couldn't let that chance pass me by.
James and Katie really made an effort to make me feel welcome. For instance getting my own orange office chair! Sadly I couldn't fit in in my suitcase! My main project while staying at Supercool was branding the Library of Birmingham.*
I was also lucky enough to be invited along for the lovely Chitterlings event with other interesting local creative people and John Berry, who works for Microsoft. That was a really great evening.
I also joined in on a couple of the Likemind events, where I met new people from Brum.
I have learnt a lot both as a person and as a graphic designer and gained new confidence in myself.
Thanks – it's been supercool.
Sophie's internship at Supercool ran from November 2009 until February 2010. She is a final year student at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation)
* A project based on a recently circulated tender brief – KP