A week after graduating from the University of South Wales in Graphic Communications, I began my work placement as a Junior Designer at Huw David Design. As my first internship after University, I arrived nervous as I entered the real world of graphic design but within the first two minutes of being introduced to the team, I realised I was going to enjoy it. They are such a friendly team and they put me to ease straight away as I sat down in the first Monday Morning Meeting.
I was involved in a number of live projects, which included designing posters, campaigns, social media graphics and website graphics. Compared to the deadlines in University, it's been useful to witness the fast-paced turnaround times and short deadlines. It was great to see that I was able to keep up with the rest of the team and meet the deadlines set in place. Throughout my time I was working at Huw David Design, I was able to improve on working at a faster pace and quickly generating key ideas.
I soon learnt that the Huw David Design Team have a great office culture and there was never really a dull moment. Instead of working in silence, the team had bags of personality and were happy to bounce off each other as they work.
The team were also no strangers to a little office fun – there was plenty of talk of their love for cakes and I definitely knew I was going to fit in here. I only wish I could say the same for The Great Custard Tart Off, finishing with the dreadful time of 1 minute 45 seconds, I need to up my game!
Every day the team had me laughing and I can't thank them enough for making my time here so enjoyable and hopefully, this is not goodbye - only a see you soon.
Ffion Gwillim - Huw David Design Summer Intern (aka Ffionski/Ffiasco)