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So it’s all over, officially.
Graduation was on Wednesday, was an absolutely sweltering day, but good none the less. The speeches were great, even welled up a little at the video they played. I will miss the building so much, as well as the routine of going to a building I knew, seeing all my friends and working on my projects.

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But it’s no time to dwell in the past. The week just gone has been another good one, helping with the case studies, doing some photography and learning new skills such as masking images and the purpose of it!
The case studies are looking great and its amazing how much work goes into them. When looking at other studios work it is clear that many just post static images of the work at the typical 45 degree angle. It is vital that the case studies are engaging! By using animation and film it allows the project to come to life and to be put into context, and ultimately become more believable.
During last week I also went to a leaving party. It was absolutely fantastic. The staff really put a lot of their own time and effort into making sure its the best night the leaver has had. A lot of this involved hilarious videos created by the dev team. The things you can do with a green screen are amazing. There is a really great social atmosphere which I’m so lucky to have found myself in.

As ever, looking forward to my new week! Onwards & upwards!

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Last Monday I started my first ever internship at SAS London.
It was an amazing week. The first day consisted of meeting everyone in the office, getting used to where things were, as well as starting layouts for a PDF.

Tuesday I started something new as I was waiting for client content. I was helping Andy I’m the office search for music to accompany a case study. It was a interesting process as it allowed end me to see the effort the design agencies put into their own website as well as their clients. I also helped Louie take some photos for a case study. I was taken to lunch at one of the local pubs, which was great as I got to meet the design team a bit more. In the afternoon I sat in a discussion about one of the projects as well as added some of my own thoughts.

Wednesday was another photography day, I’ve done an A Level in the subject, but trying to get the picture at the right exposure on a sunny day seemed impossible! After I managed to get some decent shots for Michelle’s case study I then went back to working in the PDF briefly before heading off out to the BT Tower to do some filming with Andy & Pete for a case study. It was absolutely amazing and I’m incredibly lucky to have been able to join them, the views were amazing and the filming looked great. After this we popped to the local pub, which was also just in sight of the new office space.
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Thursday I spent all day with Louie working in the PDF as we had received all of the content from the client. It was good to get stuck into designing, as I had to use style sheets (thank god I learnt about them before finishing my degree!), I also learnt a lot of new tricks in indesign. The finish off the day, the wonderful people at SAS had arranged for a wine tasting session with the philosophy that to be a good creative you have to experience things. It was a great experience, a shame I didn’t get to do this before my wine project at uni.

Friday was a nice end to the week as the PDF was finished ready for the artworker, and there was ‘tools down’ & introductory tea which included beers!

It’s been a really good experience so far. Looking forward to learning more as well as adding to the team!