Going into this summer, I thought I had plenty of experience working with a team as a designer, but there was so much more I had to learn.
Since this is my last week at Iowa Catholic Radio (ICR) as a social media intern, I thought I would reflect on some of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the last few months. Some of this might seem like common sense to designers with more experience, but these were the skills that I learned during one of my first jobs in the field.
I knew that I would help ICR with their design, but I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take a look at the brand as a whole and start from scratch. One of the main reasons I was excited to help ICR redesign is that I wanted to help them get a sense of brand identity.
I’ve learned so many valuable skills this summer, the first being the importance of putting your ego aside and understanding someone else’s point of view.
For me, understanding that an audience thinks and interacts with content much differently was one of the most challenging aspects of redesigning the ICR brand.
So with that being said, I’ll cover a few skills I learned this summer!