Callum Huett has been an integral part of the team for well over a year now.
It’s hard to believe that I have been here for over a year. I remember not so long ago scrambling around to find the last few words for my dissertation whilst also racing towards many project deadlines. A year later here I am still doing the same thing only now for clients. It’s been an exciting transition.
I had little appreciation of the many aspects there were needed to be a successful working designer. A combination of being thrown in at the deep end and support from a great team have helped me climb that steep learning curve and I’ve quickly picked up new skills, from the more technical side like art-working for print and understanding responsive design to more general things like time management and liaising with clients.
I have come to appreciate that working in industry as a professional designer requires a lot personal development and the ability to adapt to keep on top of an ever evolving industry. In the end it’s all about producing results that both yourself and the client love.
I think it is safe to say that my design skills have greatly improved. I feel much more versatile and comfortable now being able to take on any project presented to me whether that be digital or print based, Brand guidelines or user interfaces.
Another area in which I have improved is my understanding of the development that goes into a website. Getting involved with the coding aspects of projects has greatly improved my understanding of how websites work and this in turn has helped me design more effective and engaging websites as well as being able to communicate my design and ideas better to developers.
Over the past year I have definitely started to notice a few areas that really get me excited. These include branding, web design, user interfaces and motion graphics (pretty broad spectrum I know) but I do think it’s good to get involved with as much as possible. Variety is the spice of life no?
I’ve learnt taking on and successfully completing a project outside my comfort zone, despite its challenges, can be equally as rewarding as you’ll come out of it a better designer and more creatively satisfied.
It’s perhaps a bit of a guilty pleasure but definitely ‘Waynes World’.
Web, Motion & Graphic Designer