This week I got to take part in a week of work experience at 2am. I much prefer the creative environment (and sometimes high-pressure environment) of working independently in the office to school. I prefer having 8 hours to manage my tasks and get on with them on my own, rather than having 1 hour to rush through one or two tasks and then having to go back to those tasks in my own time, like at school.
I was given the task of rebranding a logo for the company ‘Great British Lighting’ and this task involved a great amount of trial and error during the designing phase. The company doesn’t focus on any specific type of design when they make their lighting, so coming up with a design that does not imply a certain type of lighting took lots of thinking. After a couple of hours of developing ideas down on paper I finally came up with the idea of a flame, with each section of the flame a color of the British flag, using the flame to represent light.
I think my logo design was successful after making it look more ‘professional’ after smoothing the edges on my logo and fixing the leading and kerning between my letters.
I think after my week at 2am I have learned new skills and improved old skills. I can now come up with more creative ideas and put them down onto paper easier than I used to. I can now use Adobe Illustrator in a much more constructive way and I think I now have a much better understanding of how the programme works, and I even managed to learn a bit of CSS and HTML from my time here.
I think working at 2am has encouraged my future choices and made me want to go into a career based on designing or programming.
I have greatly enjoyed my time here and wish to see everyone I have worked with again in the future. Thank you for giving your time to help me make decisions for my future and improve my skills. Enjoy the cupcakes!