Monthly Archives: February 2017

Week 4 Assignment – Guest Speaker (Zach Bokuniewicz)

Hello, visitor.

I would like to share my impression from the presentation by Zach. It was very valuable information for me in terms of the internship and job search, dream job hunt and the progression from the current place to the place-to-be.

I found useful advice on branding yourself, asking questions during the interview and also sending a “Thank you letter” after the interview. Steps that everyone should constantly do include improving portfolio and connecting with people from your desired industry. I feel like the more “right” people you know the faster they might lead you to the place where you want to be.

Screenshot from Zach’s presentation

Yet one very important note from Zach, personally for me, was  what kind of company is it better to choose. He mentioned Startups, Small Business and Corporations, describing both pros and cons for each of them.

In conclusion, I would add, that this short interview by Zach was very informative, interesting and inspiring for me, since it made me realize that no matter where you are at the given point, there is always room for development and self-growth and you should never stop improving your work and connect with other inspiring people.

Thank you

Internship Week 3

Hello and welcome to my web page.
I am excited to have my internship at the creative art studio. It has been 3 weeks since I started working here. First few week here was a time of getting used to the space and the atmosphere at the studio as well as getting a fill of what the work day looks like.
During these three weeks, I continued a Photoshop work of retouching images and creating collages to prepare to be uploaded on the website. I like everything so far and look forward to start working on the site.

© Roksolana Ivashkevych Photography

Stay tuned…

Internship Weeks 1-2

I was hired as an intern to assist the artist in everything related with digitizing his art as well as  to take part in the process of creating online presence for the studio. During the first four weeks of my internship, I was mostly creating content for the website, which included taking photos of the paintings, drawings and sculptures in the studio. The next step was enhancing the art in Photoshop as well as helping to create collages.

Before this internship, I was working full time in office spaces, performing sales and technical support for electronic devices. From what I see now, I prefer much more an artistic place to the regular office with cubicles and formal attire. I can definitely say, that I enjoy the creative atmosphere of my internship work place. The art creation process I see everyday is very inspiring and motivational for me. Also, I learned that it take a lot of effort and perseverance to be a full time artist, as well as a lot of courage. As Albert Einstein once said, “genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work”.

Ukraine. Carpathian Mountains
©Roksolana Ivashkevych Photography

Thank you and stay tuned…

Internship Interview (week 2 assignment)


I would like to share my experience of Interview for the Internship that I have recently had.

In the beginning I have searched through many companies that were looking for a web designer. And to those that have caught my interest, I sent out my resume and portfolio. Yet I did not have a feeling that I found some company that I would really want to spend my time on.

Then I decided to change my approach and search by my skills and activities that I liked the most. This way I found some galleries looking for Graphic Designers and one art studio looking for Web Developer Intern. To my surprise, I received a reply from the Art Studio inviting me for the interview.

A week later, I came to the interview. I must mention that I was very excited about this specific internship position from the minute I entered the studio. There were many paintings of different sizes, finished and in progress. Also numerous, amazingly well done sculptures resembling Greek and Roman statues at the studio. I loved the space from the first glance and realized that I want to have internship exactly here.

Once I met the artist, he explained that they are working on the website for the studio and need intern to help the main Wed Designer with the web developing process. Also, artist would need graphic design work, like Photoshop editing and collage creation, as well as some work in InDesign. I said right away that I love the studio and started to explain about the kind of work i did before. I was asked to do some Photoshop image manipulations as well as to read some code. I did the required tasks. Next, I was asked questions to say few words about myself and why would I want to work there. I shared my passion for art and said that I really hope to be chosen to be an intern at this studio.

After another week, I received a call saying that I was accepted for the position. I was very excited because this was the place that I really would want to work at and practice my web design skills as well as photography related tasks. I am very lucky to start my internship in such a creative atmosphere.