We've loved having Lily in over the last few weeks helping us out with some really exciting projects we have in the works. Lily has just graduated from the Manchester School of Art Graphic Design Course who seem to be producing some really good young talent over the last couple of years.
We asked Lily about how her time here and her plans for the future...
How did you hear about Alphabet?
I first discovered them on Behance, and then soon after a friend at work mentioned their studio was in Manchester and reintroduced me to their work.
What made you want to work with us?
I’d been following their work on Behance for a while. I was really drawn to how beautifully crafted, stripped back and concept-driven Alphabet's work was. I knew I could learn a lot from them.
What projects did you work on?
I worked on loads of fun projects during the three weeks I was here. The first project was branding and packaging for a start-up Halvah company, which I really enjoyed. I also helped out on some concepts for the branding of an App for a chain of American-based Dental Practices, concept generation for an upcoming Theatre Production at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and concepts for this years' Beacons Metro events in Leeds.
I was pretty shocked at how fast they could generate ideas and turn them into finished designs. It’s really impressive.
What was it like being in the studio?
It was a lot of fun; I’m probably an expert in MMA fighting knowledge now. They’re all so nice and super helpful. It was a really relaxed atmosphere, which was nice, but they were all really focused and hard working too which was a great balance.
What did you learn that stuck with you?
I’ve learnt so much these past few weeks. I think what stuck with me the most was the importance of a strong concept or graphic element that can shape an entire project. The importance of good copywriting too can elevate a project to the next level.