My name is Torran Bridge and I am doing an I.T. course at Selby College. I still do not know what I want to do when I leave college, but I do know that I would like to go to university and possibly do something in either graphic or game design.
When I was first given my work placement at Creative Shed Agency, I googled the company and was excited because I had never done anything in web development or marketing before. I saw an opportunity to gain experience and learn about something new.
Another reason I had to be excited is that I have never had a job or worked anywhere before. As I am doing work experience at Creative Shed Agency over a whole year, working one day a week, it gives me an idea of what working is like and what it will be like.
On my first day of work experience at Creative Shed Agency, I met everybody and learned more about what I would be doing. I was looking forward to it because I would be helping in the graphic design areas, which means I would be helping design logos and other things like that.
The staff are also very kind and are always happy to answer my questions about the tasks that I am doing. They also always have work for me to do, so I am never stuck doing nothing and waiting for a new task.
Whilst I have been at Creative Shed Agency, I have learnt a lot about graphic design, specifically the Adobe Illustrator application. I had never used this application before I started work experience, but I was still able to get used to it and learn the basics pretty quickly because of my previous experience with other Adobe Photoshop software.
However, I had no experience or knowledge of graphic design when I first started at Creative Shed Agency. I have really enjoyed learning how to do graphic design tasks, and I am still learning new things as I go. Recently, I have been taking tutorials on graphic design, particularly logo design. I find it very interesting because a lot of things must be shown in a logo: obviously the name, but also the actual logo must also hint at what the company or organisation does.
So far, I have really been enjoying my time at Creative Shed Agency and I’m learning a lot. I’m still uncertain of what I would like to do when I leave college, but my ongoing work experience at Creative Shed Agency has helped me to be sure that I would really like to do something in graphic or game design.