Sunday, 16 September 2012

New Blog Banner

I decided to change the banner for my blog, which has been needing done for a long while now. Where my previous header displayed illustration work from 3 years ago combined with the words "Illustration portfolio of Lana Steel". It is now obvious that this blog has seen much more than a portfolio of my illustration work. Due to my varied college and university courses and opportunities that have come my way this blog has seen everything from fashion shows, to baking, to my worries as a creative graduate and this is how I mean to go on.

I have thought hard about what the theme of my blog should be and judging by my past posts it seems like it should be labelled a "Creative Lifestyle blog." A theme which gives much more flexibility to what i can post on here.

So I will be saying goodbye to my swallow..

And have  now updated  it with a more recent self portrait but this may change a few times yet! 

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

My Work Experiance at LEWIS

Lately I have just finished some work experience which I absolutely loved!

I volunteered my time twice a week for a month to sit alongside the Account Management team at the Digital Agency LEWIS. This experience gave me amazing insight into a job which I would love to be part of. Above is an image taken from their blog, where I wrote the post for them: A Graduates Dilemma,  where I explain a bit more about my time with them.  I would like to thank the people at LEWIS who were so lovely and took time out of their working day to show me the ropes, involving me with meetings and helping them out with bits and pieces.

I would recommend anyone to do something like this whatever their field. I understand that many people think that things like work experience or internship are out of their reach and like myself have to work as much as possible to earn a living. Indeed I was a bit tired, but this didn't feel like work as I was genuinely excited about going there, I learned so much and it gave me something vital for my CV. And who knows you might find a gem like LEWIS and create some great contacts!