I'd like to thank Kirstie for all her efforts whilst in the studio, she blended in well with the lads and hopefully enjoyed the opportunity. Here at Shape we like to offer a few work placements each year to help students / graduates engage in real life briefs for the real life clients, and work within realistic time frames rather than extended periods of times like they do at university. Working in a studio is far different than being at university, having to manage multiple projects and tasks with much shorter deadlines. Even though our studio is laid back, the amount of work that we get through is quite staggering so adjusting to this may be difficult for some web design students.
We like to open the opportunity up so that both parties gain from the experience. In this case, Kirstie was able to provide social media strategies and her illustration skills, and we were able to offer her creative direction, project management and the opportunity to work in a busy manchester web design studio.
Go visit the Shape Christmas website to see the project live.