Work Experience // Tom Balaam-Reed

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Hello everyone! πŸ‘‹πŸ»

I’m back (again) for my third week of work experience at StrawberryToo. If you have forgot me, πŸ™Š my name is Tom and i'm 17 years old and currently studying maths, computing, and graphics at Wyke College! I’m spending regular time here in the studio alongside my studies to gain first hand agency experience ready for when I finish College and go into an apprenticeship.

This week I worked on many projects for the team. Each week I spend here I get more responsibility and more challenging briefs thrown my way, as my skills develop further. I looked at a new exciting logo project and came up with mood board ideas that I will be going through with Beth today, who will be designing the brand.

My last task was to put together some portfolio pieces for the StrawberryToo website. The portfolio pages show everyone what StrawberryToo have created for their clients recently, and it illustrates the sort of work that can be done here.  The team rely on these pieces to show off the high standard of work the designers and marketers can do, so it was important I got these just right. 😱 No pressure! πŸ˜…

I love the StrawberryToo office vibe so much, I feel I can work harder and my ideas flow a lot easier in this environment.😍

I have learnt about how to communicate my designs so the audience can grasp the message easily and quickly. I have also discovered new ways to explore briefs and expand on both the clients direct idea and some of my own. I have grown my Squarespace knowledge on how to display images and information attractively for mobile and tablet.

I’ll be back again in February for another week of work experience - they just can’t get rid of me!

In the future I would absolutely love a graphic design apprenticeship here! Watch this space πŸ‘€

See you soon!

Tom πŸ˜ƒ

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