My Weeks Work Experience at Diony – Marketing and Design Agency in Hull

  • Author: Bradley Pawson

I’m Elle, I’m 19 and I am currently an undergraduate Computer Science student at the University of Hull, with aspirations to work in website design and front-end development.

I was given the opportunity of a work experience week at Diony. I was so thankful and couldn’t wait to get to work, as industry experience is immensely valuable, especially to a student like myself, who is looking to gain an understanding of working life in the digital marketing industry.

On my first day, I was welcomed into the lovely new office space and introduced to the Diony team. After being introduced to the people and the software and hardware I would be using over the week, I got stuck in with working on my first brief. I was tasked with designing a website for an up-and-coming whiskey distillery in York, New York Whiskey Company. I was very excited by the creative freedom of this project.

I used the project portfolio as a base for my ideas and eventually created my initial designs. All throughout the process, I received valuable feedback and guidance from the guys which helped me to improve on my work. I loved working on this brief as I was given the freedom to showcase my creativity and ideas. For the rest of the week, I worked on an exciting new development for one of Diony’s digital partners, Fluid Media Uk’s upcoming website. I was given ideas and inspiration from the client to help me with my designs. I used the company’s current branding as a place to start and constantly refined my designs using the feedback and advice I was given until everyone was happy with my work. I enjoyed being able to have contact with the client to get their input on my designs to help me improve them. I have to say I am very proud of the content I created this week and I’m glad I got the chance to learn a lot about the industry process of designing a website for a client.

Final Thoughts

I have really enjoyed my time at Diony and I’m confident I have learnt a lot this week, especially about the importance of wireframes and the process of designing a website before implementation and coding. I am sad to be leaving the team (even after such a short stay) because the atmosphere and work ethic at Diony is something I hold in high regard.

Thanks so much for having me!

Elle