This is my first time to visit London and work in another county. London is a historical but modern city, very similar to Shanghai. Various architecture, museums, exhibitions, malls, convenient transportations, different people coming from other places etc. It has an open and inclusive atmosphere. Therefore, I feel excited to have a one-month internship there. I worked in BBH and people there always led me to some cool things, not only on the project I worked on but also some initial ideas. They shared their ideas, collections, finds, and opinions with me. In addition, we discussed many differences between Britain and China. In BBH, a lot of people design for their dream, not just for the job. So they can devote more creativity and inspirations to their work which is a good condition for a designer.
Evaluation of experience
Where was your internship?
I undertook an internship at BBH.
How did the internship impact on your design practice?
It gave me a chance to experience the differences in team cooperation, design methods, atmosphere, and many other things between BBH and Chinese companies.
What changes in your creative practice do you think the internship helped you with?
I learned to how to solve the problem from different perspectives and share cool ideas with others.
Are you considering working in the UK in the future
Have you spoken, formally or informally, to other students at SJTU about the UK design profession?
Of course. I told my friends and they admired me a lot. I introduced my experience in BBH and most of them showed great interest on the project.