Employee Spotlight - Will

So you can get to know all of our incredible team here at Centreline.
We're doing a series of employee spotlights, this week it’s the turn of
Will, who’s joined us as on an internship.

What is your job role? In a nutshell what do you do?

I am currently undertaking a 6 month internship at Centreline in their London Studio. I have contributed to a wide range of projects, working alongside the team within many stages of the design process including the concept stage, creating production visuals, CAD modelling, engineering and so on. From the get go, the projects that I worked on were for actual clients of centreline, and I have also had the opportunity to sit in on new client meetings as well. No two projects have been the same, which is something that I really like about design consultancy - no two of your days are exactly the same. This has also provided the opportunity to stretch my design capabilities, as I have been working on product types that I have never designed before.

What challenges you on a day to day basis?

I had the tendency to want to ideate as much as possible, as I would constantly think of new directions and ideas. Since joining Centreline, I have been trying to improve my decisiveness, in that once I have a strong direction, to trust myself to develop it further in finer detail. This also helped to improve my time management. Working on live projects has also meant that cost constraints have to be carefully considered (something that I definitely took for granted at uni!).

What’s the most useless/ interesting talent you have?

Probably that I am very good at staring contests and I once went 30 minutes without blinking (probably to the detriment of my eyesight!).

Something new you’ve learned in the past month?

My internship has been fast paced, in that I have had to take onboard information and learn new skills quickly, to apply to live projects. Therefore, I have already learnt many new things. A few standouts include developing my surface modelling skills and learning new software such as Photoshop - I hadn’t used this during my studies at university. Working alongside the talented team at Centreline has meant that through collaboration, observation and even conversation, I have picked up tools, techniques and ‘hacks’ to help improve workflow and the quality of my designs. I was also able to spend time improving these skills through watching tutorials, if I needed to.

What do you do when you’re not at work?

I like to go to the gym as much as possible and enjoy going for walks and runs. But when I have some free time, I enjoy drawing and painting. Specifically, I like portraiture. My most recent painting is of George Russell which took well over 100 hours to complete!