As you may have already heard, this summer’s been the start of something exciting here at Together. We’ve been working on the launch of our first-ever paid internship programme, giving shiny new graduates a generous helping of real-life agency experience – and bringing fresh talent into our studio.
Our team got together to design a targeted, managed, modular programme featuring a mix of live and project briefs. With content spanning brand design, packaging, copywriting, creative ideation, digital design and art direction, the internship gives graduates paid, hands-on experience in a whole range of agency disciplines.
Today we’re delighted to introduce you to our third intern, Sophie Adams. Senior Art Director, James Warfield, said he was impressed with the way that Sophie had brought a fresh perspective into the team, with her illustrative approach to projects.
Joining us straight from university, Sophie chats to us about her time at Together, her key takeaways and her top tips for any student considering an internship.
I studied Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University.
I really enjoyed having the freedom to explore any area of design I wanted, whether that was typography, printing, editorial design, etc. I also loved the community feel when we were in the studio, asking questions and bouncing ideas off each other-that was so valuable.
I got up at about 7am, got ready and had some banana porridge, then got the bus into the city. I arrived at the office early so I made myself a tea before cracking on with my work.
My day always starts with a cup of tea (oat milk, no sugar), then after a brief catch-up with the team, I get on with my work. Each day is different, but most of the projects I’m currently involved with require developing illustrations. So, in the morning I might be forming an illustration style for a brand and putting together concept boards, then in the afternoon I could be drawing assets on my iPad for another brand. I break up the day by eating a good lunch and always keeping snacks at arm’s reach.
I have learnt a lot from the people around me, the feedback and advice from James, Senior Art Director at Together, has been particularly helpful and encouraging. I have gained confidence in my creative abilities and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in with more exciting projects.
One of my highlights has been being a part of a collaborative and friendly team of creatives. I have never worked in an environment like this before and so far, the experience has only been positive. Everyone has made me feel very welcome and I’m grateful for the support from the creative directors.
Have confidence in your skills and put 100% into the work you are set. Don’t hold back from asking questions, there’s so much to learn from the people around you.
10/10 would recommend to a friend :-)
The Together internship has been a really positive, exciting experience for all of us and we’re hoping to make it an annual programme. Follow us on social to be the first to find out about our next round of internships and future opportunities.
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