BLOG VII – Self-Reflection

I want to add that it is a fantastic learning opportunity that gives me practical work experience. I have applied all of my skills during the internship, and it somehow makes me feel incredibly good about the work I’m doing for other people.

In addition, I discovered something important; when working with co-workers, communication can often be more crucial than the calibre of a designer’s abilities. It is not a designer’s portfolio because the final delivery should be something that can demonstrate the company’s value, as a result, communication is a means of letting people discover this value, and it would require some time to revise repeatedly.

Another thing I want to point out is the ability to manage your time well. I’m happy to say that I always use this ability in all of my academic tasks. People with effective time management skills not only work more productively but also avoid letting work interfere with their personal lives, which results in a win-win situation.

The development of software or design abilities will come last. I initially have no notion of what I’m going to make when I’m working on the project my supervisor assigned to me. To be really honest, I’m worried that I won’t be able to satisfy them. But for now, I’d want to express that I’m happy with the outcome I got from them. People will have varying levels of skill as designers, and I believe this to be normal. So, I’m attempting to set a high bar for my objective and work toward getting there. Even if I didn’t reach that standard, I think my talents would still advance. This is the mentality I acquired via my internship, and it has helped me to stop self-doubt. What I now know is just practice.

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BLOG VI – First Mission completed

My first “mission” is completed and meets the 120 hours requirement this week. I delivered the second video to my supervisor after the holiday, giving him a choice between two distinct versions with contrasting background music.

My supervisor is pleased with my work as well and broadcasts it on the official company channel. They will upload the Promotional video first to promote this new comic series of their game project. I think it is because they want to give the public a demo look of what’s new in their game project. The second video will then be released a little later because it will contain the entire comic; I believe this is how my company plans to market the new product.

I might continue working for the upcoming week on the following project, which has a similar work objective. I’m happy with what I’m doing right now because I’m using my skills in it.

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BLOG V – Mission ready to Complete

I eventually finished my first project after working on it for a few weeks and giving it to my supervisor.

This week, I produced two different videos based on the comic I created. One of the videos will advertise our company’s just launched new comic book series, and the second video will act as an automatic reading of the comic. But the second video might be finished in the next upcoming week. As a result, I leverage my motion graphics expertise and give this project my all.

I’m delighted my supervisor approved of the result. And as the video clip was being produced, my supervisor and I talked about the soundtrack effect and background music to decide which would be used in the finished product.

This project taught me how to collaborate with others the way I do in class. For instance, discussing the project, exchanging ideas, and then putting the recommendation into practice to see what happens. I think the most crucial factor in enhancing the project is how individuals interact with one another because everyone has a unique perspective.

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BLOG IV – Work progress update

By the end of the week, I had already worked 84 hours for my internship. And I will be able to meet up my 120 hours requirement on July 5.

This week’s work focused on continuing with revising and coloring my work on the current project, which I completed on Wednesday. I personally like it when I review my work, which obviously improves my understanding of composition, storyboard, and color theory. Then I also learned that it is essential to check the work several times before delivering it to the supervisor, avoiding wasting unnecessary time during the project.

After I delivered my work and revised the mistake I had made in it, I discussed with my supervisor about the deliverable for how to publicize this creation. Finally, we decided to make a short video to promote this work. Therefore, my next mission is to make related promotional motion graphics based on the completed work contents.

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Ethics in Graphic Design – Entry II

A) I have always indicated the resources I use at the end of my essay assignment or design projects. Because I know that when I use other people’s articles or works in my own things, those resources are only an external help to enrich my creations, and they do not belong to me. As a result, I have to respect and follow those authors’ rules by using their works. If I put myself in someone else’s shoes when a person uses my work of their own without mentioning I’m the original author of that work, this bad behavior really annoys me. And here is the link about how to copyright a graphic design, I think it is very useful information for every designer.


B) The Fairey Copyright Case is a typical case of copyright infringement, which can remind designers how important copyright is. In this case, Mr.Fairey knew what he was doing, but he still took a chance and tried to avoid punishment for his wrongdoings by finding legal loopholes in Ap. This kind of wrong behavior is a good lesson for everyone. I think what Mr. Fairey gets for his final punishment is something he deserved.


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Ethics in Graphic Design – Entry I

A) As a designer, I’m bound to be exposed to all kinds of resources when designing for clients. The design itself is a matter of time. Therefore, if there are some suitable existing resources, it will greatly reduce the design time cost. At this time, it will involve the copyright of the resources themselves.

Based on what I’ve found, there are three common scenarios about the copyright of the resources. One allows the designer to purchase the right to use the resources, while the other allows the designer to use the resources for free but needs to mention the related information. The last one is designers can use the material if it is not commercially available. In addition, even if the designer buys permission for some resources, the author may still not allow the designer to use their resources for a second creation.

The above is all about the basic ethical standards the design industry needs to follow, which also play a role in my current internship. I’m currently working on a digital promotional project for my company; therefore, I might use different music and typeface resources to enrich my work. I very much pay attention to these resources’ copyright so as not to violate the right of the authors. Suppose I violate the resource’s copyright, and my work was officially published to the media platform by my company. In that case, the subsequent problems will cause my company to suffer losses. So I have to be careful.


B) Since my work does not involve core content within my company, I do not need to sign a Non-disclosure agreement. But after I read the sample Non-disclosure agreement, I have a basic understanding of what this agreement is about and what requires the employee to obey after signing.

*Resource: “Non-disclosure agreement,”

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BLOG III – Work In progress

By the end of this week, I’m done with my first version storyboard. I presented my progress to my supervisor, and we discussed what needed to be changed and the project’s next steps.

First, according to the scripts my supervisor provides, I draw some battle scenes to set off the atmosphere corresponding to the script. But there is one thing that is not suitable because our game project has its own monster characters, so I draw the monsters based on my imagination is inappropriate. Nothing needs to be modified except this problem for now; as a result, I will be working on completing the comics and coloring them next week.

Furthermore, We also discuss the deliverable. We plan to publish this comic on social media for publicity, so the vertical scrolling format is used at the beginning. However, since the finished comic has 7 pages, we decided to make it into a short video to shorten the reading time of the audience, considering that not all of the audience will read all the pages. Therefore, this decision required me to use a different Comic Strip format to draw the comic, to have an appropriate size for the post-production video.


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BLOG III_Chinese Version
BLOG III_English Version

BLOG II – About the Company

I’m working in a company that is primarily focused on its NFT market, and developing various deliverables to sell its product. Making a game that accommodates their NFT product is currently their top focus.

After a quick interview, I started working from home. During the interview, I wasn’t questioned much; the key topics were my skills and the position I would play if hired by the company. My primary duty is to use my knowledge of graphic design, art, and motion graphics to promote the company’s ongoing video game developments. This next week, I’ll begin working on my first drawing for a promotional comic for our project; I need to create the first storyboard based on the outline my supervisor gave me. Before the week is up, I’ll provide my supervisor with a draft of my storyboard so we can discuss the next steps.

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BLOG I – Seeking opportunities

I’m still looking and applying for internships and entry-level jobs in the field I want for the first week. Some companies rejected me, and some of them still did not reply to me.

Although I know that job hunting is a patient job, I have a positive mindset about it. But I still worry that my portfolio is too introductory and that I will not be able to get into the industry. To alleviate this worry, I can only learn new skills and exercise daily to increase my confidence.

Then I’m lucky that my friend gives me a chance that I might be able to start my internship, but I have to wait until June 6 for the interview.

Then I’m also getting a project to design a logo for a start-up company’s website, at least I do not waste this week.

Hoping I can get the job after the interview.

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