Ruby Corcoran

Graphic Designer
Dublin, Ireland
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Hello, my name is Ruby Corcoran I am a Designer from from Dublin, Ireland! I studied visual communication design and I graduated in 2018. I have spent half of my live living in a ting village in the South of Spain and the other half living in Dublin, where I am from. I knew from a young age I had a passion everything creative, in what ever medium which allowed me to express myself. I like to keep work simple and clean. My design decisions are based on research, empathy and a quirky style that is underpinned by storytelling. I enjoy solving problems and learning from them along the way. I told myself when I graduated from college in 2018 I would do things that scare me, to help me grow. So I guess this is why I am applying for the World's Greatest Internship! Small overview of what I have been upto: 1992 - 1997 / Birth happened. For more details I will link you to my Dad's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/PitufosJuzcar). 1998 - 2002 / Collected a lot of Beanie Babies, Pokemon cards & a Furby or two. 2003 - 2007 / My parents decided to move the family to Juzcar, Spain. (https://www.google.com/search?q=juzcar) A dog was used as a bargaining tool. 2008 - 2012 / Finished school in Spain and I decided to move back to Ireland on my own. 2013 - 2017 / Started my portfolio & studied Visual Communication Design in IADT, Dun Laoghaire. 2018 - ???? / Finished my Graduation Show called T&C* based on online privacy and VR data. I am now working in a small agency in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin.

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Dublin, Ireland
Begley Hutton
Junior Designer
2018
Dublin, Ireland
Logitech
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art
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Adobe Creative Suite, Basic HTML / CSS skills, Unity / VR, Microsoft packages, Power point
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I think I would be the best candidate because I am determinant, hard working and very open to learning.College has given me the tools I need and I have always said yes to any opportunity that has come my way. During college I worked part time to support myself and every summer I have taken part in work experience and internships. I have moved countries, learning a new language, culture and meeting people. There has been some sacrifices along the way but it has all benefited me in the long run.I have always tried to take on internships where I am uncomfortable with. In my third year I was scared of animation and motion graphics, so I did an internship in that area. I also did an internship for the company Logitech which focused on AR/VR which actually gave me the confidence to do my final college project based on a VR experience. I have learned to wear many creatve hats, from print, motion, advertising to VR/AR.I am now ready for my next chapter!

1. Why are you interested in wgi?

My goal is to learn as much as I possibly can. The World’s Greatest Internship sounds like the most amazing experience for any young creative. I like the idea of working with a different number of companies and getting to experience such a variety of talent.

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

I am looking to gain as much experience as possible. To be able to work with people from all different backgrounds. I'd love to see what goes on behind the scenes. A lot of the time I find that looking at companies websites and social media platforms can be a bit overwhelming. The fear of not being good enough creeps in. I have to remind myself that what we see as a final image or project is just the tip of the ice burg. It would be great to experience the process of how certain studios work. From initial briefing to the final slick portfolio shots. For me as a designer seeing those "messy" parts is what excites me. The process, prototyping and happy accidents that shape a project along the way. I want to be involved in as much as I can.

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

My goals would be to find a place in an agency / studio that I am passionate about and do work that I love. Being creatively satisfied, I have just realised, is very important to me. I am passionate about gender equality in the creative industry, ethical design and inclusivity. Being able to work with people with similar beliefs would be important to me. If I was to be selected I would not waste one second of this opportunity. I would like to walk away from the experience feeling I had done that thing that "scared" me and to be able to document my journey alone the way.

4. How did you hear about wgi?

I heard about WGI from the design kids platform

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

It sounds funny but the day of my final graduation show from college I was immensely motivated and to get to that point I had so much drive and passion which got me throughout college. But it had also dawned on me... what happens now? After working so hard for five year (one portfolio prep year and four college years) I was excited at the thought of not knowing what will come next. The link of knowing what was coming next had been broken and now the hard work really began. In some was the loss of a sense of "community" with college was very demotivated and a bit devastating. Luckily after college I was offered a scholarship for a design summer school called Design West (http://designwest.eu/). This gave me so much motivation to get back to the reason I had chosen to study design in the first place. I am now more motivated than ever and I am ready for my next step.

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

I believe in a supportive and nurturing environment where everyone is excepted. Being able to grow is fundamental and beneficial to everyone. I would also like to see more women being represented in design. Having diversity is very important to me.

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

One design studio I really look up to is Hey studio. I saw Veronica Fuerte give a talk at offset in Dublin a number of years ago and I really admired their work. Having seen their studio grow the last number of years has been a joy to watch. Another Spanish studio I admire would be Lo Siento studio. A lot of their work is done by hand and and takes a labour of love to create. I admire creatives where their passion for the work shows through. An Irish studio I really admire and whom I got to meet last summer at Design west is Or Studio. They are two woman and riso printer! Their studio is tiny but their work is so beautiful. They collaborate a lot and teach students about manual printing. I think it is very important to also admire local studios in your area as a pose to just celebrating the big ones!

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

I think you can learn a lot from other people when given the oppurtunity. Workshops and talks are a great way of learning more and by also stepping out of your circle or what you know. Reading and writing is also a very valuable tool. When I went to Design West Summer School last summer I learned more than I could have imaged. Sometimes its not just about the work or craft but about opening up to a different way of seeing things. Like understanding a breif or how to approach a project. I don't think we ever stop learning and by saying yes to new things can do a world of good.

9. What’s your favorite quote?

"All you can do is your best" — Mum I have been very fortunate to have extremely supportive parents. I think by surrounding ourselves with supportive and positive people in your life is very important.

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

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