From the studio sofa

I’ve been working on Frequency Festival at Blueprint for nearly a month now and I haven’t really shared anything about my experience so I thought it was about time to dish the dirt! Working in the Blueprint studio is…

… great, honestly. The studio is in a nice building, the guys are a laugh and I’m really enjoying myself. If I’m honest, I wasn’t sure how I was going to get on with a 9 – 5 design job as I don’t really see myself as a typical ‘sit at a desk all day’ designer. Sometimes I can get easily distracted and I like to have a variety of things to do to keep me interested, but working on Frequency with Lisa and Chris has kept my attention so far – they’re characters!

Who is Lisa you say? Lisa was also a student on my course at Uni but other than in crits, we didn’t really see much of/know anything about each other. I was always jealous of her back up work and idea sketches because they were always amazing compared to my stick men drawings – she’s so great at drawing! It’s been really easy to get along with her and it’s definitely helped with there being another intern – it’s less scary and we gang up on the boys…well, just Chris really bless him ha

Working in a studio isn’t all about designing though – you’ve got to be able to make a good cuppa! I’ve been practising my tea/coffee/memory/waitressing/balancing skills as the studio has a shared kitchen area with several other offices. It’s ‘conveniently’ located across a bridge above reception. If we dropped the tray, I can imagine that just about everyone in the building would hear…

… but it’s not happened yet! It’s usually seen as the intern’s job to make the drinks but whilst Lisa & I have been doing a good job of keeping the studio hydrated, the guys have been looking after us too – equal tea rights and all that!

Everyone says that the real learning begins when you get out into industry and I already feel like I’ve learnt quite a lot! From working with clients to just from using the programmes every day – I’m picking up new shortcuts and different ways of doing things. Blueprint are also pretty big on film (an award winning film production company!) and I’m even picking up some of their editing lingo – cut aways! 😉

Blueprint is a quite small but busy studio with 4 desks and now 4 creatives plus 2 interns so I’ve made the sofa my desk (whilst Lisa has been desk hopping). It’s pretty comfy and right next to the window – so good for people watching and keeping cool.

(Photo borrowed from Chris)

We’re still smiling!



  • Mixologist

    04/09/2013 at 12:41 pm

    aaaah the studio tea routine! You are in advantage Natasha … in my internship the tea rights were not fair …

      • Mixologist

        04/09/2013 at 2:21 pm

        Ahahahah I can only imagine that sweet taste unfortunately.

        I think it all has a bit to do with the way you run things, some bosses don’t like to be apart of the rest of the mortal beings and join the great tradition of Studio-Tea-Making, or for some it’s a reminder of their inability to make a great Studio-Tea

  • andthisiswhyiwilldiealonesurroundedbycats

    04/09/2013 at 1:36 pm

    Good luck for your graduation!

  • dominikawiecha

    04/09/2013 at 3:07 pm

    I admire your skill to carry a tray with two cups of tea while taking a photo of it at the same time! You should put that on your CV girl! 😉
    And congratulations on the graduation, can’t wait to see some mortarboard throwing shots! 😉

  • Uzma Johal

    05/09/2013 at 8:46 am

    Hope graduation went well my dear! Enjoying seeing the fruits of your design labour coming through! Uzma

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