OUGD602: Placements & Events // Back at Bloom

After a successful and enjoyable summer internship at Bloom - the discovery agency in Leeds. Where I gained a wealth of knowledge in my first formal design position, I've been asked to go back for a couple of days during the coming week to do some work for them at the rate of a freelancer rather than an intern.

I only received the phone call on Friday evening so this is fairly last minute - I won't include it in the mandatory 10 days of placement we have to complete throughout the year.

OUGD602: Placements & Events // United By Design

As part of my personal and professional practice - I'm in the process of branching out to some studios which practise similar specialisations as to that of what I practise; Identity and Web Design. I'm also, obviously, looking for studios which I admire the work of.

United by Design is an independent creative agency, based in York, UK. They specialise in brand & communications design - a large part of which includes web. With a great track record for creating & nurturing brands, they work with individuals & organisations across a range of sectors in the UK and overseas.

I send over an initial email enquiring about a studio visit and the possibility of an internship in the future. 

They weren't able to offer any placements at this time of the year, as they're booked up until the first quarter of the next year. Instead, I have arranged to meet them, for a studio visit, on the 20th of November. 

OUGD602: Placements & Events // Bloom Agency

Over summer, between level five and level 6, I was lucky enough to work at Bloom, in Leeds, as a Design intern as part of their fantastic team of creatives. I found Bloom, honestly, by a fairly random search of design studios in the area. I was amazed I'd found this place - the standard of work was extremely high, it looked ace.

I sent them an email, enquiring about a summer placement/internship, a quick interview and showing them some of my work a week later and I was in. I don't know what I was worried about to begin with.

I was at Bloom for a total of eight weeks, from late July to late September, just before we came back for our final year. I worked on a range of projects, for a range of different clients - all varying in size. Clients from small start up businesses to well known companies such as National Trust. I'm not really a loud to say exactly what I produced there, at least not on my blog. But I can say what the projects helped me improve in terms of how I work as a professional.

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