At school we learn a lot about graphic design (of course – duh!) but more in relation to printed work – to be fair, designing for digital platforms is moving closer and closer to the principals of designing for paper – but my internship at Supercool has given me the opportunity to focus on digital design. Designing for web is the future, and a combination of knowing some tech-y stuff and the principals of great design in general is key for a soon-to-be real designer as myself.
Over the past four months I have gone from the school way of designing like anything-is-possible, to the proper way of actually asking the web developers if this and that is possible within the limits of budget and technology. A super important lesson to learn – and thanks to Supercool for that.
I have been a part of different projects over the past months, and it has been exciting and super learning to be a part of a project from the initial thoughts and meetings with the client to the launch of the finished project. My design ideas have been listened to, debated and respected – and because of that, I feel super ready to leave the safe world of being a student and enter the real world of being a paid designer.
Spending four months in a foreign country is of course super exciting and challenging, but the Supercool team have done their best to keep me warned and informed about general life in the UK; the endless lines at the Post Office, how to dress properly when driving a
scooter moped, how to not be hit by cars while crossing the road and the very important knowledge that Danish words are easier for a Brit to pronounce while chewing on a piece of Danish cake.
I will miss this super place and these super people, and I will for a long time be giggling when remembering all the super fun we had!