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overview

Based in Taichung, Taiwan, USON Card King is a graphic design firm that specializes in designing business cards for their clientele. They also provide additional services for flier, sticker, stamp, print, and web banner design.

timeline

June 2018 - July 2018, July 2019 - August 2019

tools

Illustrator, Photoshop

role

Graphic Design Intern

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Skills

Graphic Design, Print Design, Layout

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Process

1. Receive client assignment.
2. Present first pass to supervisor.
3. Iterate on design based off supervisor's feedback.
4. Present second pass to client.
5. Iterate on design based off client's feedback.
6. Present final pass to client.
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Process

Each project had a turnaround time of about a day or less. I was required to make at least two versions of each design for the client. Giving the client two options to choose from gave them a sense of how certain typography and imagery could affect their branding.

Once my two initial drafts were completed, I sent them over to my supervisor, who reviewed them and gave feedback to iterate on. When these second drafts were completed, I would then send the designs to clients for approval and feedback.

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takeaways

Because USON Card King is located in Taiwan, the main languages spoken at the firm were Mandarin Chinese and the Taiwanese dialect. With Mandarin being my second language, I struggled for a while to quickly adjust to the language barrier. But by the end of my internship, I was able to emerge with not only a better understanding of graphic design and designing for clientele, but also an improved conversational fluency in Mandarin Chinese.