My last practicum week at Will, wow.
Crazy to think how seven weeks have gone by already… and even crazier that I now have three more months! I got a 3 month internship at Will and I feel so lucky and grateful! Not only has Nick been away for half of my practicum, but there’s also been as design lull as I’m sure I’ve mentioned, so I’m really happy to have the opportunity to stay longer and really experience Will like I originally intended. (Watch me wish it was slow again when it starts to get hella crazy, hah.)
Things are already starting to pick up and I’ve been briefed on the start of a new branding project, yay! I’m pumped to be involved in a project that’s not at the tail end, not somewhere in the middle, but right smack at the beginning. It’s quite a tight schedule but I’m working with David again, which I feel good about, since he’s a really talented designer. I feel confident that we’ll be able to provide some great moodboards and logo directions for the client in a little less than 2 weeks.
Of course, this week also included Grad Show day! It went really well! I survived! It was great to see all my classmates looking all professional and accomplished. I felt really proud of them all–and even proud of myself! Which, sounds horrible but, I have a hard time doing that a lot of the time. I met lots of new people and saw quite a few familiar faces, and it was great to have some of my friends and family come out and show their support as well. My one regret was that we never got to take a group photo!
After Grad Show, I was back at work, not wholly refreshed but definitely relieved. I felt like a weight had lifted off my shoulders and I could really focus and look ahead to the next chapter of my life. (Tuesday was also the day I had my internship chat with Nick, so that probably helped keep my spirits high as well, haha).
After some speed-designing (it’s a thing) and guidance from David and Nick, we presented my little internal BCLC project to the client and that went over pretty well so I was glad. After that, I finished up the sustainable packaging research for the RFP and started on more packaging research for another client. My eyes started to go crossed eyed from staring at the computer almost all day, but I managed to still learn quite a bit on the sustainable efforts and innovations that have been happening in packaging in recent years.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday were filled with more research and revisions for the various projects on my plate, and a playlist challenge that was ‘trying to find the bathroom in the Bay’. Which I think has been my favourite playlist yet. I was also finally blessed with Ben’s attention! Look! (I almost feel as if I’ve now been accepted into the group, thanks to Ben.)
Dog pats, Grad Show relief, and internship opportunities! All in all, a truly gratitude filled week.
Thanks for sticking around throughout my practicum journey!