So, it’s the beginning of week four of my summer internship already...and following a rainy bike ride (which is my new routine) and a warm cup of tea, the day starts again.

There are several main differences between school and actually working. Things that didn’t tend to occur to me were busy clients, government logo regulations, and clocking my time. However, while school never seems to release me from its grasp during the semester, work magically stays at work so I have time to bike home to relax. Therefore: design school=0   real life=1

School at ACAD has a relaxed studio feel that encourages conversation and brainstorming, which is one of my favorite parts and something that I am excited to find at Aasman. Discovering a solution you wouldn’t normally have found on your own is a very satisfying feeling. The other thing that has been new but a very rewarding consequence is the possibility of seeing things I have designed out in the real world. (A secondary consequence of this is also a possible coronary). But health-related side effects aside, it is very exciting.

I have also learned that having a teacher who has six full hours to answer questions like “Is this good enough yet?” does not transfer to the real world. Especially when the office resembles a beehive Monday to Friday. However I feel very lucky to have so many people willing to help me at any moment they can, because I am constantly soaking up new information.

So the weeks are flying by, I am enjoying it all and look forward to returning to school with a whole lot more under my belt.


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