March 24, 2010 |
Chase has been our creative intern for the past 3 months. It’s been great having her around and she was always ready for a challenge! As her graduation approaches and the “real-world” is is just around the corner, I’m sure Chase’s future will be a bright one. See what she had to say about her time spent with us below.
Internship at BD through Chase’s eyes:
Soda at 9:00 am? Check. Snacks to be enjoyed throughout the day? Check. A desk (with a computer and my very own trashcan) where I actually get to design? Check. A studio full of dedicated, hardworking, and even funny guys? Check.
Today marks the last day of my internship here at Buchanan Design. I have had such a wonderful experience full of both learning and laughter. The studio feels more like a family than anything, and from day one, I felt welcomed and at home. I was encouraged and inspired by the entire studio, and was given responsibilities and projects that allowed me to design. As an intern, I was not viewed as somebody who simply went and got the coffee (however, there is a coffee maker in the studio—so maybe that’s the real reason why—just kidding). Instead, I was trusted with helping in the creation of a variety of different projects ranging from logos to menu boards to finding images for websites.
One of the most important things I have learned to completely appreciate during my time in this studio is the importance of precision. I will admit, I have done a majority of my designs throughout school “by eye”. While, this sometimes works, it sometimes does not. Especially when Bobby is standing behind you asking, “is that really centered?” In such a case, you better be able to pull up your guides and show that it is, in fact, really centered (and you don’t really have a strong case when you try and say “well, it definitely looks like it.” Trust me, I tried.) Another thing I will take away from my experience here is seeing how truly devoted to excellence everybody is. You better believe that no project is ever finished until the client is genuinely satisfied and happy.
I am going to miss this place. I am going to miss the people. I am going to miss this atmosphere where it is always good design, good company, and good times. And let’s be honest—I am going to miss all the food. Pancake days, cookies, and sayings like “You know what color goes good with green? Chocolate cake.”