Harry Rees, work experience — Week 2
Our second week of work experience for UWIC Graphic Communication student, Harry Rees and we have to say hand on heart we’re going to miss him. Not only has he been useful for his tea making and food run abilities but we’ve also been impressed with his standard of work. We wish you the best of luck Harry and look forward to seeing your final university show.
Here’s the second article Harry wrote during his short stay with us:
It was an emotional goodbye on my last day at Huw David Design. With Huw relaxing on the sunny beaches of Tenerife, it was up to Graham and I to man the fort. The pressure of the week would leave Graham much thinner up top, as he parted with little of what he has left of hair. Old age truly taking it’s toll on this lovable giant. (Please note: Graham has lots of hair in reality and yes this paragraph was edited by Graham).
During the week I had the opportunity to work solely on a few live projects. Like any good design agency communication is key, I was lucky to have Graham to the left ready to offer his opinion and advice when asked. Similarly he would go on to ask me the same. This was encouraging, as I knew my opinion mattered. I wasn’t just another work placement… but a part of the team! My knowledge in Adobe Illustrator even allowed me to show the Web Wizard a trick or two.
I’m truly grateful that Huw David Design allowed me the opportunity to work on live briefs. It has added some much needed commercial work to my portfolio, and the chance to design for various clients; large and small. With a few exciting projects on the way I’m anxious to see the final artwork.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Huw David Design; it’s not often in the city you have a curious chicken or lamb strolling past your window. The bonuses of working on a working farm… maybe not the manure.
It was great being a part of the team for the two weeks. I hope I’ll have the chance to work with them again in the future. I’ll miss the banter and the lunchtime buffets. With four consecutive weeks in the industry, I feel I’ve developed so much in such little time. A great way to prepare me for industry and my final term of uni.