Janina Dorsch

Graphic Designer
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Hi! I'm Janina, 27 years old and studying in my fourth Master semester in Graphics and Communication Design at the Bielefeld University of Applied Science in Germany. I love doing creative work where a holistic, sustainable and interdisciplinary approach is very important to me. I like photography, reading, running, the outdoors and baking delicious cake.

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Peter Schmidt Group
Feb 2017 – Apr 2017
Hamburg, Germany
Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
Student Assistant
Oct 2015 – Feb 2018
Bielefeld, Germany
PR-Design & Verlag
Feb 2017 – Apr 2017
Hamburg, Germany
Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences
InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop Microsoft Word, Excel Processing, HTML 3, CSS 2, PHP Final Cut Pro X, DaVinciResolve, Audacity
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I'm the **BEST** candidate for WGI because I love to learn and bring in my skills and point of view. I am a logical thinker, love to organize things both in aesthetic and content-orientated ways, always keep the whole project in mind but without losing sight of the details. I am able to work independently but enjoy working in a team as well, so I never forget to consider and implement the feedback I get on my work.Beyond the skills I’ve acquired by working on numerous huge projects during my Bachelor and my nearly finished Master’s degree, such as printed objects, exhibitions and events, I gained valuable experience during an internship at the brand and design agency *Peter Schmidt Group* in Hamburg, Germany. For three months, I was a fully integrated part of one of their corporate design teams. Furthermore, I took part in an excursion to China and got to know new perspectives and cultural approaches during a one-week workshop in Chinese calligraphy at the Beifang University of Nationalities in Yinchuan as well as working on my own editorial during another week in Beijing, China. Additionally, I did some freelance work as a self-employed designer and had the chance to prove my ability to work independently.

1. Why are you interested in wgi?

During my Bachelor studies, I had the opportunity to take part in an internship at the brand and design agency *Peter Schmidt Group* in Hamburg, Germany. Now I want to broaden my horizon and gain some more experience during an international internship. The opportunity to work in different international agencies during an internship is really unique and very appealing, and I would be thrilled to gather and connect all the different approaches in designing and working and being able to apply the skills I have learned.

2. What are you looking to gain from an experience such as WGI?

I am excited to gain insights on different workflows in very interesting agencies, learn some more about international perspectives and getting inspired by new impressions and experiences while leaving my comfort zone. Furthermore, I am looking forward to strengthening my language skills.

3. What would be your goals after completing WGI if you were selected?

After completing WGI, I would finish my Master’s degree by using the newly gained experiences, competences and impressions to plan and design my Master’s project.

4. How did you hear about wgi?

During a night scroll through Instagram your account caught my attention, and I immediately wanted to learn more about the world's greatest internship.

5. Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

I'm motivated the most at the critical points of a project: At the beginning when there are so many new things to learn and to find out and so many possibilities spread out in front of me, and when a deadline is near and there is still some work left to be polished and last details to be finished for the special something of a project. I'm most demotivated when the overall mood in the team is down or the ideas and work I contribute are not considered as important.

6. In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

I think the people and the climate among the team members is crucial. It's one of the duties of a good head of a team or company to create the space for everyone to grow and bring in all the skills, talents and motivation each one has to offer. So it is very important to listen to each other, consider all the different opinions, point of views and approaches, to communicate well and to find compromises everyone can accept.

7. What brands and companies do you admire and why?

I really like the German startup *Einhorn Kondome* (Unicorn Condoms). They are producing condoms and menstrual products. I like the fun design of their products but especially their approach towards production and work is very great: With everything they do, they have environmental sustainability, good working conditions and a good atmosphere within the team in mind. They really show that it is possible to create products that are very useful, sustainable and visually appealing but that are also profitable and pay all the bills.

8. What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

To advance my skills I like to listen to feedback very carefully and train and improve myself by doing something over and over again till I am pleased with the outcome. In addition I gain knowledge by reading books, listening to podcasts, find some inspiration and impressions through research in magazines, on internet platforms or blogs.

9. What’s your favorite quote?

I don't think that I have a favorite quote. There were and are so many intelligent people out there and there is a fitting quote for each and every special problem or situation in life and work.

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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