From Countryside to City, Here's Luke!
Born in South Korea, but raised as a US citizen, Luke lived in Delaware for a while before trading the countryside for the big international city of Boston. Despite the scenery change, Luke seems to have settled in quite well, and he’s been keeping busy. Since he tends to get bored of things easily, Luke has many different hobbies and explores many different interests. The one that’s stayed the longest so far is art.
Born in South Korea, but raised as a US citizen, Luke lived in Delaware for a while before trading the countryside for the big international city of Boston. Despite the scenery change, Luke seems to have settled in quite well, and he’s been keeping busy. Since he tends to get bored of things easily, Luke has many different hobbies and explores many different interests. The one that’s stayed the longest so far is art. Although he started with physical drawings and studio environments, Luke is now more focused on digital art and illustration with computer programs. Basically, graphic design. As a rising junior with a digital arts minor at Boston University, Luke supplements his education by learning more digital illustration techniques through YouTube videos. A self-taught artist right here!!!
Thanks to his interest and skills in art, Luke is a marketing and graphic design intern at IgnitePost. He’s in charge of a lot of the company’s visuals. As Luke puts it,
“visuals are very important. Logos and designs have to look good at first glance. A top class service can’t have bad visuals, otherwise, people will question its legitimacy and abilities.”
At Boston University, many of the lessons that Luke takes are related to fine art and studio art, but compared to computer/software-based art, such styles are rarely business-friendly.
While interning at IgnitePost, Luke has been able to gain valuable business insight and learn what kind of visuals people are attracted to in the professional world. From something as simple as adjusting fonts or colors to changing an entire shape and layout, these alterations can literally make the difference between a graphic being unprofessional and professional.
Design is a difficult and delicate skill to learn on the go, but Luke is enjoying this challenge, especially on top of his new responsibilities: managing the penmanship robots. Luke’s first impression of these robots actually took a full 180 spin from “this is difficult” to “this is fun!” Now, he’s quite captivated by the sight of these robots in motion - and who wouldn’t be? - to the point that he is studying how they work. It’s a chance to get a new picture of how our company works. Interestingly enough, Luke also enjoys packing the mail (another one of his intern responsibilities). It’s straightforward work that gives him rest from the creative labor he’s normally busy with.
But life isn’t just about work! For Luke, college is right around the corner (or literally, this month). He’ll be returning to Boston University with valuable experience and a more critical eye for design, but like many students, there is lots of uncertainty ahead. Academics are only one part of the problem though; social life makes up the other. Many of Luke’s friends are not coming back. He confesses that it feels like he’s graduating already as a result. In addition, his roommates have just moved out. Luckily, he’s found two subletters to take their place, but there is still a lot of change happening. Luke is looking forward to relaxing in that transition period between work and school. Destress, adjust, and mentally prepare for the future to come. After all, the work and learning mindsets are different, so Luke has to get himself into the zone.
No matter what happens, good luck to you, Luke, and to all the students out there in these challenging times!
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