- Created on Thursday, 28 July 2011 13:31
- Written by Cat Leaver
Week 6: 25/07/2011
This week at Alienation Digital we were joined by a temporary new intern: 13-year-old Ewan.
Ewan joined us yesterday to gain some experience into the world of web design and development. At 13 Ewan already has a keen interest in a career in all things digital and has worked on many projects at school developing his skills in this area. Joining the team at Alienation Digital we aimed to help him further this interest and understanding of some of the basics of the industry.
Upon arrival Valerie (Project Manager) and Dan (Designer) talked Ewan through the first steps we take when developing a clients website. Ewan displayed surprising knowledge of the stages required for web design, having created several projects on Microsoft Publisher at school. After gaining an insight into what's needed in a site, Dan set Ewan the task of creating a wireframe for a clients website, using sites with similar themes for inspiration. Confidently, Ewan took his place at Paul's vacant desk and began, unphased, compiling his first real website wireframe. Minus a few pointers from Senior Designer Aidan (pictured), Ewan completes his wireframe with time to spare for lunch. If I were a designer I'd be watching my back!
Ewan's second challenge of the day involved spit-balling ideas for new Christmas eCard designs. Putting his creative cap on Ewan managed to come up with 3 great new concepts before the end of his work experience day.
Another successful day at Alienation Digital HQ and Ewan can walk away knowing that he has made a real impact upon a clients website, which in a few months time he'll be able to see up and running, and that one or more of his eCard designs may be brought to life in time for Christmas.