Reflecting on my Design Internship at DVXD

Perspective   ·
Nov 28, 2022   ·
2 min read

I'm done with my design internship! It's been a busy three months working at DVXD, but I had a lot of fun. Reflecting on my time, I'm quite impressed with the accomplishments I have achieved within the three months that I have worked here.

I have improved my fundamental design skills including layout, typography, and colour theory and now I'm more comfortable using a variety of design software. I am thankful for the experience of working on super cool products for real companies.

I know I have a lot more to learn, but this internship taught me invaluable lessons for the design career ahead of me.

Here are just a few:

  • Despite timelines seeming long when you are engaged with what you are doing, time moves much faster so plan for it
  • Be transparent, if you require guidance on how to move forward, ask
  • Ask for feedback early, design is a collaborative process, make sure you're on the right track; as part of that last point; share your work with as many people as possible

The months at DVXD have been filled with learning about the product and structure of the company, learning how to re-frame and re-evaluate problems to solve, and attending fun-filled intern events and bonding with the other designers on my team who I deeply appreciate as my mentors and co-workers.

I'm sad that the end of my internship is here, but I'm grateful for everything I've learned and the fantastic team I got to work alongside. I really hope that sharing some of the lessons I've learned working here will encourage new designers out there. Keep at it, work hard, and actively seek inspiration. I know I'll be taking all these lessons along with me to my next position, wherever that may be. I just hope the next crew I work with is half as great as the team here.

On the last day of my internship, I wanted to thank the DVXD team for being a wonderful mentor and support network.

Derek Vaz
Nelson Leung
Sam Rodrigues
Josiah Bilagot
Amos Marsters

Work doesn't really seem like work when you have good company.