Tell us a bit about yourself
My name is Emma Cain and I’m 21 years old. I have always had an interest in art and all things creative, which is why I was drawn to graphic design. I studied a two-year extended diploma in graphic design at college, which I really enjoyed, and this led to the course that I am on today – Typography and Graphic Communication at the University of Reading.
What type of designer do you consider yourself to be?
As I am still at university and still learning a lot every day, I do not know for certain what type of designer I would consider myself to be; however, I do enjoy working with print and aspects such as logo design, packaging and branding.
What aspect of the placement with us did you find most interesting?
I found working on a variety of jobs interesting as every company requires something different. It helps to keep your ideas new and fresh.
How will you apply what you have learnt at Design Portfolio?
After being at Design Portfolio, I now have greater experience in working with real clients and dealing with problems or changes within a design. I feel this will benefit me a lot when I go into the working world.
What would you like to do after university?
After university, I am planning to take a gap year and go travelling on a working holiday in Australia. I believe this would be a great experience and would allow me to learn a lot about myself. I hope to do some freelance work out there relating to some aspect of graphic design and I feel it would really benefit me to have greater knowledge of the industry and how it differs in other countries.
Our 2014 Vince Ma scholarship winner
Get to know the talented Ryan Lee, this year's winner of the prestigious Vince Ma scholarship with Reading University.
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.