I fell in love with UI design when I was nineteen, when I had to design a website for a fictional sustainability brand. At the time, it was extremely difficult considering that I was only a few months into a college course in Graphic Design and had never designed a website. Surprisingly, I enjoyed designing multiple pages for the brand and became fascinated with everything UI! From then, my interest only grew and I started finding every opportunity to design a website or app for a brand as part of my College and University projects. I had only recently completed University when I gained an interview with White October to spend five days there on a placement, which I was very pleased to have secured!
Receiving this placement lead to me learning what it is like to work in an agency, which was what I wanted, as it was something I always aimed to do after completing University. I am now proud to say that I now have a larger amount of knowledge on what it is like to work with clients and how client-designer interactions work, as well as of design programs. Before being at White October, I had never used Sketch, always relying on Photoshop as a design tool for websites and apps. As complicated as it looked at first, I now feel that the program is quite easy to navigate, after a few hours of designing the first few pages of the project I was given.
Here is the project that I worked on over the past few days:
Now, being completely honest, it is difficult to find a word to sum up my experience at White October, mainly because it is impossible to find a word that I feel accurately describes how I feel about one of the best opportunities I have been granted. I gained so much from this experience and felt extremely welcome, especially since there was such a positive atmosphere. I am so grateful to White October for giving me this opportunity and for allowing me to experience what working in an agency is like!