Thursday, 30 September 2010

Back to School

Hi and welcome again. I know - it's been a while since I last posted - here's my apologies.
It's been quite a busy summer for me to say the least.

Anyway, I'm back in Cardiff and back in University. It's the scary, final 3rd year of my Graphic Communication studies - and it's doing my head in already.
So many things that jump around in my head, ...

I'll post about the first project we do in uni soon, don't you worry - will try to keep this blog up to date!
See ya.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


Sooo, back on the work front, it's been quite a while since I've had some work experience/ work in general.
Luckily I got myself a job over summer from 16th August - 15thSeptember in BOSCH's Marketing Department in their AE (AutomotiveElectronics) plant in Reutlingen, Germany.

Bosch is such a huge company, so I didn't really expect much from being put in AE/Rt NE4, their marketing department, as they obviously don't do much corporate design related work - they rather give it to outsourced agencies.

I had a really good time though and enjoyed working with their staff. It wasn't super-hard work I had to do, but it definitely was a challenge. All the stuff was mainly in English, which I was pretty happy about, being in Germany for over a months time and not speaking English - that went pretty well in the end though.

The most demanding part of my job was being correct and to know what I was doing, never really worked with super technical stuff before - I had to study a 200 slides power point presentation my very first day. I confronted myself through it slide by slide slowly but bravely - interspersed over a couple of days - and managed to get into the fields of sensors and semiconductors.
Anyway, I had a good time being back in good old Germany, and did get to design a couple of things for them as well, I've done PowerPoint presentations according to their CI, several booklets and CD covers for their further education promotion pack intended to reach university professors all over the world.

I'm afraid, I won't be able to post anything I've done online due to their copyright policy - but believe me it was nothing near a big deal anyway - considering their massive folder of corporate design, designers waste their time looking for design-freedom.