GMD student scoops internship at adidas in World Cup fever !
Extraordinary fortune, hooked up DPS/GMD student Viec Nguyen
studying on the Diplioma in Professional Studies with Jeff Metal,
an alumni of MA Photography at LCC, for a 6 month internship.
Quote from Alumi Jeff Metal
“Something I never expected to happen in my life is that I would be living
in the middle of Germany and working as an apparel graphics designer for
one of my most respected brands, adidas. For the past 10 years I have
output quite a broad range of creative projects working with film & video,
graphic design and apparel design but my background is in photography. I
was born and bred in London, studying photography at school, attended
(what was then) LCP in 1997 for a media foundation and (what is now) LCC
in 2011 for MA Photography. What I took away the most from my time there
was the belief and confidence in my own work and being able to communicate
the ideas behind the work. These skills have certainly become useful in
all aspects of my work and now especially here at adidas where I have to
present ideas and communicate them effectively.
I have been in my current role for just over three months and it is great
to now have the addition of Viec as my intern. Contrary to the
misconception that interns are just there to do the dirty work, I believe
it is a great opportunity to learn about all aspects of a company. At
adidas I’m sure Viec will discover a lot about how graphics are not just
about making pretty pictures! The whole process is a journey starting with
creative direction and marketing briefs through to the actual design phase
and then sample reviews, plus there is the opportunity to work with some
very interesting individuals!
Hopefully Viec is about to enjoy a summer of curry wurst, local beers,
lederhosen, a World Cup and of course the three stripes!”
Apparel Graphics Designer \\\ adidas originals
Quote from Alumi Viec Nguyen
“My feelings are very similar to Jeff’s, I couldn’t imagine myself saying “I’m going to Germany to work with adidas” yet here I am! Opportunities like these seem really hard to come by but studying at LCC and taking the DPS year out have made that jump into the design industry so much more smoother and more thrilling than I ever expected”
Viec Nguyen (Year 3 GMD Student)