Year 10 student, Amelie Trudgian, spent the week at Pitched learning about design process and got stuck in creating some graphics for a variety of tasks.
She writes on her experience for us…
I learnt how to create shapes out of circles and stars. I also used the blob tool to create flowers.
I was introduced to email marketing, and shown different campaigns and how Campaign Monitor and Mailchimp back office works. I created my own email newsletter on the latest film release of Black Widow.
Using a grid structure, I used different shapes and fonts to create my posters. I used a colour palette of red to go with the theme of my posters: 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'.
These were my first few mock-ups for my logo. I wanted a more natural colour palette.
Q: What has it been like to spend a week at Pitched?
I have really enjoyed being here, everyone is lovely and its a great atmosphere to be in.
Q: What is your top highlight of the week?
I really liked creating my own logo and adding my own personal style to it. I also enjoyed browsing Pinterest for inspiration.
Q: What has been the most important thing you’ve learned?
Learning about a working environment as-well as the basics of adobe illustrator.
Q: Has anything surprised you?
Yes, the amount of work that goes into making things like maps for holiday parks as well as the background designs you see on on websites.
Q: What next steps are you thinking about after school?
In the future I want to do an A-level in graphic design and hope to become a production designer when I’m older.
Q: Do you have any advice for students who are considering placements?
Go for what you are interested in so you can enjoy the experience more.