The first time I met the Bright Blue Day team was during my second year of the graphic design course at the Arts University Bournemouth.
Some of my class mates and I were given the chance to have a tour of their studio with the intention to gain insight into what it’s like to work for a design agency.
This was extremely exciting and slightly unnerving as it was the first time I have ever stepped inside such a well-known design agency
The day was spent meeting employees, looking through previous projects and gaining insight into what it’s like to work in the design industry.
I knew straight away that design was the correct career path for me and that Bright Blue Day was an agency that I would love to work for one day.
I left feeling very motivated and determined to keep working hard over the second year of university with the goal of applying for a summer internship, it seemed slightly daunting at the time due to all the competition and demand for internships.
I kept my ambition and motivation high and ended up getting an interview with BBD about an internship opportunity, I was nervous but excited to show the team my portfolio of work that I had spent so much time on over the last year. I was fortunate enough to get the internship.
During my two-week internship, I got the chance to meet the team again and get straight into some design projects. I felt extremely fortunate to be doing this as its always been one of my goals to work on a project that could potentially lead to real outcomes.
Over the two weeks I felt like I was part of the team, gaining first-hand experience of what a design career would consist of. I got the chance to take part in a range of different briefs, sit in for conferences and meet some inspiring people.
An internship is a priceless experience, it confirmed my love for design and reassured me that I was going down the right career path and I would advise any design student to apply.