Rachel Worcou

Rachel Worcou is one talented young gun, about to embark on her final year of Comm. Design at RMIT, she has already completed an internship with desktop magazine! Rachel also won 'Best Typographic Book' by Penguin Books for her Insight of an Intern Publication which is totally awesome and a great read.

Tell us about where you are today and what you love about your job!

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!

What has been your highlights since you started out?

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!

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What has been some of the biggest lessons you’ve learnt along the way?

As a student, I’m constantly learning lessons but my top 5 would definitely be:

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Where to find Rachel Worcou online.

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

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