I love the modern simplistic style she uses- almost looks effortless!
Gorgeous fun and playful drawing that make anyone smile, what's not to love?
A fantastic Indian illustrator that started working at ODI at the same time I did!
Great to work with and very talented at what he does- Conor's artwork makes me feel like a kid again!
Another great new artist here at ODI!
When I was given the opportunity to do some design work I was again faced with the daunting task of page layouts, type setting and copy editing- again, I very much had to sink or swim. Luckily the team here at ODI are easy-going and very helpful, making my learning fast and stress-free. I never felt like I couldn’t ask for help and I quickly gained some fast track training into the work of laying out books.
I continued to learn and grow as a junior designer and being an intern at ODI helped me gain a new found love and respect for illustrations, page layouts and typography. There’s a lot more thought, planning and organising that goes into making something look visually appealing and you have to have excellent attention to detail.
I know that the experience I have gained from ODI has been invaluable and, hopefully, the start of an exciting career in publishing design.
Written by Savannah Rado
Suite M, Kidlington Centre
High St, Kidlington
10 weeks as an Intern at ODI
I just graduated from Oxford Brookes university after studying Business Management and Publishing Media. I had high hopes for a career in publishing, specifically publishing design, but unfortunately I didn’t have much design work experience (apart from my university courses) so when I started looking for graduate jobs, I didn’t find many in exactly what I wanted to do.
I was fortunate enough to be accepted for a 10-week internship at ODI as a Junior Designer, it was the perfect fit. ODI is a design and illustration company that specialises in Publishing design and supplying illustrations for many academic and book publishers. I was excited to get some real experience in the design process and hopefully kick-start my career in the industry.
I was very much thrown in the deep end because as I started, the artwork commissioner left, so I had to take over this job for my first few weeks. I loved doing the artwork commissioning- for me, this was an opportunity to get some experience in production/project management. I had to be in constant correspondence with the clients and the illustrators as well as keep track of all the ongoing projects. I got to see a bit of the production side to design and also see a project’s lifecycle from enquiry right through to the finished product. I found this experience a great way to start off, it also gave me confidence to being able to do some design work myself.
Through this internship, I also got to see all the the amazing freelance artists we have here at ODI. I had to help organise the current portfolio of illustrators and updated our files and website.
Here are some of my favourites: