I’m currently in my final year at RMIT, where I’m studying a Bachelor of Communication Design. There are many things to love about being a designer:
1. How it’s feels like less of a job and more apart of a lifestyle.
2. The versatility it allows within your lifestyle.
3. Constantly being surrounded by other passionate people.
4. How supportive & welcoming the design community is.
5. How we’ll find almost any reason to drink…or no reason at all.
I could go on but I think you get the point!
One highlight was definitely scoring my first internship at desktop magazine last year. There are so many lessons you pick up when you’re in a professional environment that you wouldn’t find at university so it was definitely an eye–opening experience for me. While I was there, I was lucky enough to assist in the making of Semi–Precious, which was great! I have a strong interest in publication design, so it was really exciting being able to take part and see all the behind the scenes processes!
As a student, I’m constantly learning lessons but my top 5 would definitely be:
Any personal projects you would like to share? Past, present or future?
One project I recently started is a blog called Melbourne Design Archive. It came about after realising that I was constantly trying to figure out who was responsible for a certain ad campaigns, brand identity, etc. So I decided to dedicate a whole blog to it, by seeking out Melbourne’s latest designs, photographing them and scouring the Internet to find out which design studio created it. It’s hard work…especially when you’re being told off by security guards for taking certain photos, but I think it’s important to know who’s shaping our industry and how they’re going about it. It’s an easy way for students to stay up to date with our constantly changing design landscape. You can check it out here melbournedesignarchive.tumblr.com or follow on instagram @melb.designarchive