Even though I think the assignments I get in school are exciting and realistic, the real world is so much different – and not in a bad way.
Getting told in school that I've done a good assignment is nice. But hearing from real graphic designers (Katie and James) that what I've done is good and they then even show it to the clients is SO nice and recognition on an entirely other level.
I have been so lucky that I have had an internship here at Supercool the last four months and it's been four exciting months. I have been given briefs that were both exciting and weird. Like making a brochure without knowing the copy, the brand identity, the pictures or the style. Or making a logo that should work animated. Or drawing a pub icon, a water vole and a canalboat. I have enjoyed all of them, because they have been challenging.
But other than learning a lot about graphic design, I've also got a new, broader vocabulary with both technical and weird words like "apostrophe" (it reminds me more of something that should be in outer space, instead of over a letter) and "water vole" (translated directly from Danish would have the name swamp pig).
Furthermore I've learned things like cardamom in England is sold as whole pods and used in e.g. Indian food (In Denmark I have only seen ground cardamom and my favourite use of it is in pancakes), that Danish pastry is better from a bakery in Denmark than from Tesco and that there is this very addictive page called twitter.com
With only a few days left in England my last mission is to find out what ginger beer is. So the only thing left to say is thank you Katie and James, it has been a great four months!
På gensyn! (See you!)"