We’ve now had three fantastic weeks of students coming into Top Banana, showcasing the new generation of designers and creative thinkers. The work they have done has been awesome and the maturity of their work has really shown their potential in the industry!
Sunny (University of Wolverhampton), Rosie (University of Birmingham) and Sam (University of Birmingham) have each worked within our design department for 3 days at a time, learning the ins and outs of the industry and each working on real life client briefs.
We set up the Top Banana Design Academy to nurture creative talent … giving design students real world experience, feedback and support to help them understand what life is like in the world of live events. It’s also about giving back to the design community and offering an experience we would have liked to have had at their age.
The aim for Top Banana is that the students go away with greater knowledge and experience and have had a great time working on something totally new and different to their normal university studies.
So, what did they think?
Rosie what have you enjoyed the most about your time at Top Banana?
I have really enjoyed working on a brief that is completely different to the usual University projects that I am used to. It has also been really helpful to have a portfolio review with some of the creative team as it allowed me to get professional feedback that I can now put into action and help me with future employment.
Sunny what learnings are you taking back to University?
Seeing how the Top Banana team brand and create designs for an event is something that I will take into my own work. I feel I will return to university with a better understanding for the process of a design project, for example being able to sit in sharing huddles discussing upcoming projects and creative ideas is something I will suggest for lecturers to incorporate into my university classes!
And most importantly, have you all enjoyed your time here and your team at Top Banana?!
I have really enjoyed my few days spent at Top Banana, the experience has been really useful, and it has given me more work for my portfolio. The talented creative team here have also been great to work with and have made my short time at Top Banana really enjoyable.
Yes I have enjoyed it very much the team is amazing I would like to thank them for looking after me.
We wish the best to all of our fantastic placement students and look forward to watching them become the next generation of designers!