"My time spent at the Made by Shape studio had been a great experience for myself. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work on their Shape Christmas project this year, with it being such a well received project by everyone and that it was revolved around the theme of Christmas (and I must admit I absolutely love Christmas, but then again who doesn’t).
Each day I came into the studio I was debriefed every time, so I knew each day what I was doing and when each of the tasks needed to be completed by. These debriefs were very helpful, with not working or having any experience in a design studio before, it gave me a better idea on how to approach a project, plan ahead to get what needs to be done for the project and constantly share ideas even if they might not be great, but they might lead to a great idea.
Whilst working on the project each day I learnt new skills along the way both in Illustrator and in Indesign from the Shape team. One of them was how to setup several artboards in the same document, so I was able to work on the same task and place in different artworks. Learning this saved so much time for myself and for the project, which I have been able to still continue using since my time at Shape, which has been a great skill to use.
I think the best part of coming into the Shape studio was not only working on a great project, which has been coming back every year better than ever, but the people who make Made by Shape. The team were such a friendly bunch to work with and interesting people to talk too on their own experiences. Yet I think the lunch breaks were the funniest parts of the day and how competitive a game of Monopoly became (and I didn’t even win a game the time I was there).
Coming away from this work experience at Shape I have been able to see what it is like to work and be part of a design studio, and from just observing the environment itself how much work is going on in a daily basis."