Interning at Grow co has been insightful and fun. Although I study Fashion Promotion at Ravensbourne, I’ve decided to take the Graphic Design route, so when it came to my placement unit project I wanted to gain experience at a design agency. Being welcomed into the small team was scary at first because I really didn't know what it would be like, but I felt so comfortable working with everyone. Not only have I learned loads of valuable things that will come in handy for future projects at uni and beyond, I have also experienced what it is like working with real clients from real companies.
Along with the learning aspect, I’ve also enjoyed the weird and wonderful discussions the team have on a daily basis. It’s nice to be around a group of people who share a great sense of humour, which is a mile away from a lot of people I have met so far in the industry. Everyone at Grow is so different personality-wise which makes it just that much more interesting.
Being an intern, I thought that it would just be making tea and answering phones, but it came as a [very nice] surprise when I was given actual work to do, which beats sitting in a fashion cupboard for 10 weeks straight. The kind of work I have been given has been really diverse, I’ve been putting together social media graphics for various clients, as well as creating logos for new start-ups. This all has given me the practice I’ve needed to develop the new things I have learned. I was also shown how the layouts of websites are made and I was given the chance to put a few together myself - which was a new thing for me.
Because I spend a lot of time in London at university I’ve fallen out of touch with the area I have lived in all my life, but because Grow is so involved in Leigh-on-Sea I’ve discovered new things and new places I never knew about before. I’ve always thought that Leigh is nothing more than the smell of the estuary mud and never being able to find a parking space on the Broadway, but now I appreciate it so much more.
Works-in-progress, In-house shenanigans and various drivel
Wine is great. Add a glass to a sandwich you have a meal instead of a snack. Add a bottle to a Friday night takeaway and you’ve a great night ahead. It elevates food and changes the ordinary into the sublime.READ MORE
So here's something nice. PWS are helping out local families who may struggle to afford to give their kids new school uniforms and shoes.It's discrete, super-lovely and gives those kids a real sense of pride in their crisp, new uniforms.READ MORE
Crafty is a new website for fabric wholesalers Chatham Glyn that focusses on customers who want to buy a huge range of fabrics and have them delivered swiftly to their door. This was a big jump for the client as historically they have been using a paper-based system to compile sales.READ MORE
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