Hi! I’m Chloe, a student from Queen Elizabeth Sixth Form College in Darlington. I am currently taking an a-Level course in computer science at college and my interests focus more on the practical and creative side of the course rather than the hardware theory. I was still unsure of the path I want to take so I found Purple Creative Studio and asked if I could complete a weeks’ worth of work experience in their company to see what a creative digital agency would include. Overall, my time here has been amazing and has massively helped me to come closer to knowing what I want to do in life.
On Monday I was introduced to the team who were all super friendly and was given a challenge booklet to work through, with each day listing a new set of tasks that would improve my skills in two of the vital areas needed in this line of work - graphics and programming.
Mondays tasks consisted of changing a series of images within Photoshop. Having never really used the software before I was eagerly open to learning how to use it. With the help of the internet and the purple team I was able to create a poster for a made up tv show and manipulate an image of a model to make them look like a zombie! I was also introduced to GitHub by Andrew, who explained it’s use and how it will greatly help me if I plan to do programming projects - By the end of the week I was using it constantly!
The team were friendly and fun - On the Wednesday, they took part in a charity event for St. Teresa’s Hospice at Catterick Race Course, dressing up in a pantomime horse (well cow in our case) costume and racing against 4 other competing teams for the event, as well as collecting donations for the same cause, showing the good will and neighbourly nature of all that work there. On top of that they were always willing to help whenever you asked, but they also left you alone so you could have a go at figuring it out on your own which I loved because I enjoy devoting my time to solving a challenge every now and then.
Overall, I have really enjoyed my time here and it has been a great help. If you are looking for work experience I would insist that you ask Purple Creative Studio!