Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 ∞
I don’t want this place to be only about thanking everyone, but it sometimes feels like that’s the kind of thing I should be doing a lot. After all, I’m in kind of uncharted waters here – this wouldn’t be possible five years ago, I think. Thank you, twitter.
I was in talks with people from all over the world about this summer and they offered me to work on such cool projects that I would laugh at you if you told me a month ago this would happen.
I was offered tons of freelance work. A couple startups got in touch. It was all, as Phil Schiller would say, incredible, amazing, incredible, incredible. But somehow I felt like the original purpose got a litte bit lost somewhere on the way.
Yes, it would have been so cool to be able to develop a visual language for a startup right from the beginning. To have an immediate impact on what’s coming out from the company, be it websites or iPhone apps. Plus, you know, San Francisco, Vancouver or other vibrant city.
The problem is, apart from the visa-getting hassle, I’m not sure I want to get thrown in the risky world of startups just yet. There is plenty of time for me to do that, and hopefully plenty of options as well, as I don’t think startups and generally people in need of design are going anywhere anytime soon.
I still believe an internship with a design studio is the right thing to do now. Therefore I couldn’t be happier that I’ve found a match with Edenspiekermann. I will be joining their amazing team of designers in their sunny Amsterdam office during this July and August.
Apart from having a great time in a wonderful city, I expect to gain just the experience I wanted. Mission accomplished.