Nurturing up and coming talent has always been important to us at Live Group. Lauren Kerr is studying Graphic Communication at Norwich University of the Arts. She has spent her summer working with Live Group, shadowing Anthony Henry and Pippa Leicester in our Design Team.
In our latest blog, she shares the highlights of her three-month work placement.
Q. What did you hope to accomplish when you began your work placement?
A. “Before going into my third and final year at university, I was really keen to build my experience through a work placement. I know my final year at uni will fly by and I wanted to find out more about working with different types of graphics before the time comes to begin applying for jobs.”
Q. What has been the highlight of your time at Live Group?
A. “Managing ‘real life’ situations and juggling workload have been the most valuable lessons. At university we tend to work on one thing at a time. At Live Group, working across a number of live briefs, all with different timeframes and deadlines, I’ve had to really think hard about time management skills and plan a schedule of work for myself each week.
“It’s also been really beneficial to work alongside people whose job it is to produce creative work for a living. Seeing where they take their inspiration from and being introduced to websites I can use to help shape design ideas has been really useful.”
Q. What’s next for you?
A. “The first big task will be to complete and hand in my dissertation. I’ve chosen to examine the way organisations use their branding to reflect sustainability being a core company value. Over the past three months, Pippa has helped me with some new ideas which I will incorporate into the finished project.
“My work placement has shown me there are many different opportunities related to a career in design. When I graduate, I hope to work in a design studio. My ideal job would involve creating logos and brand identities from scratch, working with both digital and print-based graphic design.”
Thanks for all your hard work Lauren, and good luck for your final year at uni!