ON THE FLIP SIDE:
We asked Graeme Blake Founder of Blutui, YaloHalo and Pan Agency;
What have you enjoyed most about having Ruslan intern with you?
Ruslan’s a smart guy, quiet and smart. I particularly enjoy seeing Ruslan grow his knowledge, communication skills and overall confidence through the internship period.
What are the benefits to hosting a design intern?
It’s great to be able to see first hand how quickly Ruslan adapted to the work environment, the team and the technology. We’ve been building Blutui for front end web developers and its great to see how quickly Ruslan picked it up, straight out of University. Ruslan, to his credit, created a really cool gallery for a Golf Course client, delivering precisely on the creative brief from his team, impressive work.
What advice do you have for studios who are considering offering an internship?
Put the effort in and do it. Think back to when you got your start in the industry and pay it forward. You’ll find you learn a lot from it too, its a great way to connect with current design thinking that’s spilling out of the tertiary sectors design courses. And you might even find you recruit them into your studio.