Throughout this week at Argon we have had Work Experience student Roberta Pehar, from Nazareth Catholic College, experiencing a taste of the Design industry in Adelaide. Roberta has been cutting her design teeth on the branding of a mock project ‘Outlaw Cafe’ while also developing her technical skills through industry software tutorials.
It has been a pleasure having Roberta helping out in the office and we wish her all the best for her future career adventures! Although we couldn’t let her get away without quizzing her one last time about her experiences – check out the responses below!
What has been your favourite part of the week?
My favourite part of the week in general would be interacting with staff and getting good feedback on the work I did.
What have you found most challenging?
The most challenging would be learning to use Adobe Illustrator but because I’ve been practising, it’s getting better.
What have you learnt about Graphic Design during your week at Argon Design?
I’ve learnt about the design process and to always consider the client and practicality. I’ve also learnt to use some basic tools in Adobe Illustrator that I did not learn at school. With the help of Jason and Josh, I’ve had the ability to produce a simple logo and some concepts for packaging.
After a week in a Graphic Design office, can you see yourself as a designer as a future career?
I think that I need to further develop some skills and do a bit more learning to see whether graphic design is for me. Despite that, I have learnt a lot from doing work experience at Argon and I am still interested in following this path.
Which skills do you think you need to develop moving forward?
Learning more about software and improving my idea generation is key if I want to improve my skills and pursue this career.
In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good graphic designer?
In my eyes, a good graphic designer is not just someone who knows how to use software. Anyone can learn how to use Illustrator and Photoshop but it takes skill to have an eye for design. A good graphic designer is cultured, inventive and knows how to create something aesthetically pleasing and to relate it to a company’s identity.