Our former intern Fabienne Rößing created a beautiful report about her time at the studio. Start reading and find out how she experienced the internship.
During my internship at Studio AIRPORT I was able to work for international clients like ’The Drug Issue’, ‘Utregse Unie’, ‘Loveland Festival’, ‘Inspire Innovations’ and ‘HKU’. I have worked on diverse assignments like a festival campaign, an online e-book, several posters and did some research for a cool new app. With my Studio AIRPORT mailaccount I was able to accompany the client during the whole process. I have held my own presentations and helped at other peoples presentations. This enabled me to get a feeling for external communication and giving advice to a client. Which is sometimes quite hard, because you want to defend your opinion and ideas if needed.
As a very structured design-student I was interested to compare my work process with the process used at the studio. I’m pretty committed to the research part which sometimes results in missing the jump into the visual language. Of course starting with a blank page wasn’t actually the aspect I was looking for. But when starting with a blank sheet gives space to think in potentials rather than in restrictions, so I learned.
For me it was really interesting to see how the guys at the studio draw lines between a topic and its visual aspects. Sometimes it was actually connected to the topic and sometimes it was just an interesting new tool or visual design they would like to apply. It was a mix of solid approach with a twist of fun and interest, which slowly formed the visual language. The results were always different: sometimes stunning, sometimes rubbish but definitely always worth a try. By following their intuition they have assembled a toolbox of cool techniques over the years which they’ve shared with me. I would like to continue using this mentality along my way.
Everyone gave more than 100% with a drive to perfection. They kept me involved through each stage of their projects and always asked for my opinion. That is what made them a team and gave me the feeling that I was an even part of it. And because of their hard work for the studio, I’m very proud that I got a lot of freedom in my work and had the support of the whole team if needed. Now I’m really looking forward to my graduation and of course to my first steps in the work field.
Thanks for the time and space I needed and more important for the fun we had. Because that is something you can’t learn during your study!