Work Experience // Kurt Railton

Hi! I’m Kurt and I’m an animation graduate from Leeds Beckett University. I’ve been working with the team at StrawberryToo for a week on some exciting design briefs!

At the beginning of the week I was set an illustrative brief that involved creating two caricature designs. This was challenging as I needed to capture the main features and emotions of the people that I was illustrating - always a tricky task! Throughout this brief, the team were supportive and gave valuable feedback on the designs when needed; this really improved the final outcome of my design. It was also a great chance to settle in with the team and show off my creative flare and skillset.

Towards the end of the week, I focused on more of a design project as I worked on a sushi restaurant brief. I had to research and create a brand for a business from scratch, which is something I haven’t done much of before. The team showed me some great resources, allowing me to create an interesting look and name for the business - I’m really happy with how it turned out! I had a lot of fun working on this and  learned a lot; graphic design is something I’d like to venture into a lot more.

Overall I felt a valued part of the team, even in the short period of time I was there. I learned some new and interesting things, especially relating to the graphic design process as a whole. I really enjoyed my time here and would definitely do it again - a big thank you to all of the Too team for giving me the opportunity to work with them for the week!