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Producing great design at Oxygen in Tiverton proved tougher than it looks…

Oxygen Creative hosted George, a work experience student from Tiverton, at our Tiverton head office for a week in order to find out what design is like in the real world. He found it tougher than he thought it would be.




Working at Oxygen Creative in Tiverton for a week has been tough (I’m 15, what do you expect!). From designing a logo for a company to making indefinite amounts of tea and coffee, I’ve really learnt a lot about graphic and web design.

Of course my first day was very nervous for me, because I didn’t know how to use the incredible programs like Adobe or the £3000 3D Max. We just can’t afford those professional programs at home or at my school (Tiverton High School). So when I was given the task of making a logo for a company within about 30 minutes upon arrival it was intimidating.

Since I didn’t know how to use the program Adobe Illustrator, Emma Fowle gave me a half-hour tour to get me on my way. My first attempt was shoddy, inadequate and generally poor, despite myself spending a good 2 hours on it, but what else can you expect from a 15 year old boy who’s only ever used Microsoft Publisher​?

But I felt more confident and left Oxygen Creative a few days later knowing I’ve contributed and actually did something valuable during work experience.

George, Age 15, Tiverton High School

Steve Lodge :Steve trained as a NCTJ journalist and is an experienced copywriter. He has over 15 years in agency, and started Oxygen in 2002.