My Internship at Venn Creative
They welcomed me with open arms and continued offers of tea (and shock once they discovered I’m not a tea or coffee person), when I arrived on Monday morning. The only other time I had ventured so far south was years ago for a drizzly week long camping trip. Needless to say I did not know what to expect in the slightest, so the fact that my experience here has far exceeded what I could have hoped for is amazing.
During my Internship I have learnt so much, but one thing that has stayed with me is a studio’s relationship with a client. And it should be a relationship, there should be clear communication, compromise where necessary and trust on both sides. This way the most successful designs can be created, which fulfil both the clients requirements and desires, but also the studio’s creative ambition. This is something I will take with me throughout the next stage in my creative career, as I think this is so important in creating a successful and enjoyable working environment.
In my free evenings and weekends I have had the chance to explore Falmouth, Plymouth and Perranwell. I’ve spent an evening wandering in and out of Falmouth’s amazing array of independant shops, eating fish and chips by the harbour, and drawing inspired characters and patterns on Gylly beach. I’ve walked up to Sheepstor on Dartmoor and admired the views of the reservoir, watched fishes, sharks, and turtles at Plymouth’s National Maritime Aquarium, and eaten my first Cornish (or Devon) pasty on Plymouth’s Barbican waterfront. I’ve discovered the best running route round Perranwell, through fields, under railway bridges, alongside babbling streams (no exaggeration), enjoyed every part of my commute to Venn Creative, walking alongside fields and through Penryn campus grounds, and took on and defeated the Trelissick ParkRun.
The time I have spent here at Venn Creative and in Cornwall has shaped my future ambitions immeasurably, as I am now aiming to move down here after graduation, having been so inspired by the area, the people, and the way of life.