Beacon Technologies Through the Eyes of an Intern – Week 7

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Well this week was not as great personally due to the fact that I was down for the count with a sinus infection.  I was able to do some work but I missed about a third of the week.  The work I did do was fun though.  I got to be more creative this week and help design some graphics and a HTML newsletter layout for a client.  I spent some time creating a rough mockup of what I thought it should look like.  I got to play around in Photoshop some while creating the graphics.  I don’t have a lot of exposure to using Photoshop so this was fun for me.  I knew some of the things I could do but not how to do them.  I spent some time learning some basic techniques and put together some logos and images that I liked.  I then incorporated those into an HTML newsletter that I was designed for the same client.  I did this in Dreamweaver.  Dreamweaver is a much more familiar tool for me.  I took a course in undergrad on using Dreamweaver so I knew what I was doing and how to manipulate elements within the example I was using for reference.  After I finished my mockup, I sent it along to a coworker who is much better with graphics than I am and together we got it completed and sent to the client for approval.  Along with the newsletter, the client also asked us to design an email to be sent out to invite people to an event being held later this year.  I took more of a backseat role on this one.  I basically provided my ideas and opinions and let my coworker handle the graphics and layout.  She did a much better job than I could have done.

That was about all did this week outside for the normal meetings and small tasks.  I had planned to get more done, but being sick really hinders productivity.  Thankfully I am almost back to 100% now and I am able to really get things done.  I have three weeks left with Beacon.  It’s been great so far.  Now I just need to keep learning and working so I can finish up strong.