My target employer was Railyard Lab

Created by Dossier, it is a summer internship that brings business and design students together to create solutions for businesses as well as the Vancouver community.

For my resume, I utilized the predominant red present on Railyard Lab’s site to associate with their branding. The red encompasses the entire resume in hopes to garner more attention. In my personal profile, I expressed my passion for both business and design, as well as my capabilities, catering to their brand mottos.

I wanted to keep my resume simple and matter of fact, so that my potential employer could scan easily and find the information that they need

I would give myself 5/10 for this project, as there is no creativity in my resume. Although I was striving for minimalism, my resume turned out pretty bland. I now realize that I should showcase more of my design skills because Railyard lab looks for diversity in their prospects, and people who stand out.

Design Manifesto

The Building Blocks of Meaningful Design by Emma Sun

In my design manifesto, I describe the 4 pillars of sustainable design on the left side of the building. On the right side, I describe my own beliefs in relation to how I can contribute to creating sustainable and meaningful design. The construction and a building as imagery is a metaphor for having “quality design principles” as building blocks to create a solid “foundation” for building a design career. To make this scenario obvious, I used red to emulate a typical red brick building, as well as a blue sky, yellow crane and cement pavement. In my manifesto, everything is said in short statements so as to have a higher impact and be straight to the point. Certain words are highlighted in white to exhibit a sense of importance, and to create divisions in the text so that the words do not get mixed together with a lack of hierarchy. On the right side, lines are also employed to separate my individual beliefs. Overall, I give myself 9/10. I dedicated a lot of time to this assignment and had revised and made a few versions of the poster based on the critiques I received from my teacher and my peers. In comparison to my past work ethic, I feel proud that I had actually taken the time to revise and correct details. This is also my first time creating a project in Illustrator, as I have been trying to avoid it due to my lack of knowledge using the program. I’m glad I took the time to learn, so as to build up experience in using a program I will definitely need to rely on in the future.