Student Placement – Andrada’s Experience
During the summer break, before my final year in university, I wanted to gain some real life experience working in a studio environment and therefore, I was ecstatic when Oui3 offered me the opportunity to do a summer placement with them.
As a designer, I enjoy coming up with innovative ideas and trying new approaches everyday. Working alongside the Oui3 team on client briefs helped me gain confidence when pitching ideas, but also understand the importance of good communication in order for projects to be successful.
One of the projects I took part in required me to design a wall graphic for the studio with the updated branding and showcasing their tagline “A creative blend of people and ideas.” The team felt that the idea proposed would be impactful as a digital campaign on the different social media platforms and website. I am always looking to expand my skill set and creating the illustrated graphics for the campaign taught me the importance of cohesion. While I did have previous experience working with Adobe After Effects, completing this assignment inspired me to create more motion graphics designs.
The other projects I took part in needed a high level of polish as they proposed ideas or improvements to live client projects. The team has been particularly helpful in allowing my ideas to shine through and valuable advice and guidance on how to polish the designs. The studio creative made me feel very at ease during my placement, encouraging me to creatively develop even the odd ideas. The warm and friendly environment created by the team, greatly impacted, in a positive way, my overall enjoyment and helped me grow as a designer.
Thank you a lot to the Oui3 team for offering me the amazing opportunity to work alongside you during these two weeks and hope to see you all soon.