I'm Ryan Lee, a final-year student at the University of Reading, studying graphic communication. The course emphasises the study of typography, which is fundamental to many designs.
I consider myself an all-round designer. From editorial design, web and app design, and information design to video editing and branding, I have dipped into many disciplines – partly because I like a challenge and learning different things, and partly because I haven’t decided which area I want to eventually work in! Whatever I’m working on, I always ensure the design is focused on the user, because seeing people enjoy my creations is what motivates me to be a designer.
The four weeks I spent with DP gave me an insight into how a professional studio operates and the art of dealing with clients and anticipating their needs. I enjoyed the wide range of challenges I was asked to tackle, and one of the most valuable things I got out of the experience is the importance of attention to detail: that little extra work you put in can get you a long, long way. The design team at DP was extremely supportive and great to work with, making me feel very welcome in a short time.
During my final year at university, I will continue exploring different design disciplines to widen my knowledge base. The invaluable skills I have picked up from DP have already helped me in a number of projects. And of course there is my dissertation to look forward to!
Design intern Peter reflects on his time with DP
Peter from the University of Reading details his experiences at Design Portfolio as our design intern for 2014.
Our digital design process
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Research & Strategy
The not-so-secret path to longevity of business success
A few things resonated with me whilst reading the transcript of Sir Win Bischoff’s final speech before stepping down as Chairman of the Financial Reporting Council (FRC). Firstly, company culture is intrinsic to the continuous success of every company; this is underpinned by respect, trust and challenge within the workforce. However, no two organisations are the same, and there is no precise formula for sustaining longevity of business prosperity.