For 4 months I interned in London for tech startup Makelight Interactive with the official title of Project Manager. During my time there however, I served as graphic designer, web designer (Created company website solo: www.makelightinteractive.com), cinematographer, office manager and just generally helped out anybody who needed work done to a high standard.
Makelight app turns people into pixels. Like the Olympic Games opening ceremony crowd display - except on phones. Join the band, support the team, and become woven into the event as you hold up your phone and contribute your pixel to create the overall picture. Makelight works across iOS and Android. Coming soon to the Web and Blackberry. Once you have the app installed, you will have access to exclusive event content and special offers - right from your seat. Dazzling and electric, Makelight enables you to interact directly with the stage show. Now you can not only say you were at the show, you can say you WERE the show. Get ready to Makelight.
This was a multidisciplinary role at the company Makelight, located in London. My role within this company included:
Scheduling and timekeeping for Makelight projects. Supporting the CEO in managing the workflow of the development team and design team. Arranging meetings, client liaison, taking and circulating minutes, file keeping, creating guideline documentation for app design development, and being strategic support for the CEO for presentation development
Working under the creative director and alongside other digital designers as a team developing new makelight products. developing the UX/UI, designing and constructing the website, Brand design, Video asset design, understanding user journey, running user testing, and iterating according to feedback
Playing a major role in the generation of usable assets for the development team, taking the designed assets and creating automated processes for outputting .jpg and .png for mobile app development. Easing communications and liaisons between the creative team and the development team.
General tasks involved with the set up, running and maintaining of a creative studio of 5 people including company purchases, interior design and tasks involved with office upkeep.
Sales pipeline research - Supporting business development by researching potential clients and industries
Competitive space research
Design research - UX and UI best practices, general design look and feel research
App specification research
Business support service research
Concepting and creating the promotional showreel for Makelight, video assets for industry pitches, presentations and proposals while working in with the creative director.
Creating photoshop assets specifically for presentations, conceptualising what products would look like in their intended environments. outputted as both still images and videos.