Monday, March 4, 2013

An Opportunity I'd like to Take

A company’s largest asset is its people, but those people have to be great. Even as a freshman, I have a surprising amount to offer to Everspark as a graphic design intern.

My major fosters minds that can think both like a developer and a designer, resulting in people like me who can create projects that are efficient, well designed, and aesthetically pleasing. In a company like Everspark, where the development side is very important, I think it’s beneficial for everyone, even the graphic designer, to have an idea of what they’re working for. I really love the friendliness, and small, but awesome company feel I got from the internship fair and I am excited about how the company is reverse engineering Google to help clients. Though that’s not a graphic designer’s job, I believe it helps them to like the company and what it does.

I utilize my perfectionism to get the details right. I believe it is the little adjustments that make the change from good to great. I am also passionate about innovation and creativity. Combined with my desire for perfection, these passions give me the ability to portray new ideas in an engaging but simple way.

A poster with a logo for a mock industrial design company
all made in Adobe InDesign and Adobe Illustrator.
Still, I use any mistakes I make as learning experiences. I have a strong desire to learn and a willingness to follow in order to generate the best possible product. Though in the future I hope to be learning new coding languages, programming, and hopefully animating, my major allows and encourages me to pursue my love for graphic design that began in high school and use it with the computer science. In my high school class I was assigned to make a mock flyer for a company I had invented and designed a logo, business card, and letterhead for. The poster really made me think about what “Big Ideas” I have, not ideas to bring to an industrial design company as the flyer suggests, but ideas for graphics and the like. I think it’s exciting to see awesome commercials, ads, and posters. In my future, I want to use my big ideas to make people say, “Wow,” because I put them out there.

 I set high goals like this for myself and I actively pursue them. I pride myself in my work ethic and commitment as demonstrated by my choice and performance in a difficult school, extracurricular activities and past commitments. Balancing all this has taught me time management and prioritization, which allows me to do my best at everything I do.

I don’t believe in lack of opportunities, just missed opportunities, so I intend to take the ones I’m given and make the very best of them. I want to learn and give back. I am an asset because I’m willing to take chances, work hard, and learn. And I know have the passion, and skills to do so.