Each year Design Portfolio runs a scholarship programme with Reading University in memory of our former creative director, Vince Ma, open to second year students in the department of typography and graphic communication. The scholarship entails both a monetary prize and a paid internship for top-performing students. This year’s winner, Peter Loveland, details his experiences with DP.
My name is Peter Loveland, and I’ve just begun my third year studying graphic communication and typography at the University of Reading. While the course predominantly focuses on print design, in my spare time and where I can on the course, I opt to design for the web, designing and building responsive websites.
The three weeks I spent in the London branch of Design Portfolio was a really great experience, showing me a different side to the industry that I hadn’t had the opportunity to experience yet. The challenges I faced and the design work that I was asked to produce taught me a lot, knowledge that I can now take back to my university design work. The team are an extremely nice bunch and all made me feel welcome over the three weeks I interned. They’re also not that bad at bowling!
As I progress into my final year of study, I am sure that the knowledge I have learned from DP will prove invaluable.
Inclusivity and happiness go hand in hand
As one of the most recent arrivals at Design Portfolio, I have been welcomed with open arms and can feel, even after only a couple of months, that the culture within the business is one of warmth, support and teamwork.
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In 2019, every day is World Environment Day
Until recently, environmental agendas have been playing in the background whilst the world evolves. However, we are beginning to see the result of the work of those groups that are challenging governments and independent organisations to take responsibility and lead by example.