Monday, 1 April 2013


I went for an interview last week for a Graphic Design and Illustration internship, which would be working with two companies. One of these sells nail art products, and the other is like Amazon for London market sellers. It went really well, and if I can negotiate working part time at work I would love to be able to do it two days a week. To see how I work and how we get on discussing ideas, I was set a couple of tasks.

One of these was to design a nail art plate. This was the example they gave me:

I was designing for a 'Frenchie' themed nail art plate, so basically designing french manicure tips. This is what I came up with:
The final outcome

Took me forever to turn these from initial sketches to drawing them on Illustrator - I'm still quite new to the programme and I've pretty much taught myself how to use it. But I'm very happy with what I came up with.

Task 2 was to go to a London market and take a few photos with the intention of creating a postcard to advertise the website where the market sellers show their work. I went to Portobello road, on a Monday, which was perhaps not the best idea because there wasn't much there but I still have a few ideas. I've sent the first photo off:


  1. Hey, that is great and I hope they accept you as an intern. It sounds exciting, good luck! I am a nail artist and would like to try a new approach in sketching out designs; for some of my work, visit What is the program use, if you don't mind me asking, used to create the samples? Previously, I did web graphics and was self-taught using Photoshop, but that was years ago.

    1. Hi Miss Chau. They did offer me the internship but after a very long think I actually turned it down - it just didn't feel right. I had a look at your instagram - I love your designs! So much so that I've followed you :) I'm not that great with design software, so for these designs I actually drew them by hand, scanned them in, then used Adobe Illustrator to kind of trace over the designs. I'm self taught with this program so I don't really know what I'm doing but they seemed to turn out ok!


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