Hi LAITS and STA, long time no see :). I just arrived in Austin yesterday and today I came to LAITS studio to start my first day as design STA in the semester! It’s a 28 hours flight from Shanghai China to Austin but I survived eventually! There are lots of things happened this summer. In short, I got one internship but I quit soon and started my second internship very quickly.
Let me tell the story. As I’ve been designing for several years, I’d like to try something different. I applied for AI product intern at Tencent and got in luckily. I spent one month over there and realized…maybe I should still be a designer. After that, I became a creative design intern in Alibaba, working for a department called Taobao Grocery. That’s really a great 2-month experience for me and I learned a lot as a creative designer (instead of graphic designer). At Alibaba, I designed an internal exhibition for the company to know how the warehouse of Taobao with new technology; meanwhile, I updated the logo and brand guideline for a retail store, which has been expanded more than 7000 shops among China . The group in Alibaba, especially my mentor and PM, is so nice to me and taught me how to grow and how to succeed. If I get a chance, I’d like to show you more pictures and stories about my life at Alibaba.
I also travelled to Los Angelas and several cities in China for fun during the summer. Now, I’m back to school and begin my senior year as B.F.A Design Major. I’m excited about my capstone project and I’ll definitely invited y’all to my exhibition at the end of school year. I also took two RTF class to fulfill my RTF minor. I hope I can learn more about editing and the media industry via these two courses.
All in All, I’m excited to be back as design STA and continue my LAITS journey with y’all! STA allowed to work with a team in a professional environment as well as expanding my design skills with training. I hope I can utilized my skills gained from two summer internship and helped me to manage myself better at LAITS.