Meet Suwanna Ruayrinsaowarot: Turner Duckworth Intern

Turner Duckworth is an award-winning visual identity and packaging design agency

"The time I spent at Turner Duckworth as a junior designer has been brief, but full of valuable lessons," recalls Graphic Design student Suwanna Ruayrinsaowarot. "The experience has been enriching and insightful in many different aspect of life."

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Ruayrinsaowarot gained useful experience in her role as a junior designer at the award-winning visual identity and packaging design agency's San Francisco studio.

She worked within a team of creatives, which allowed her to achieve various hands-on experiences from creating professional mockups to packaging designs.

"The company culture at Turner Duckworth is a strong, unique, and friendly one. It offers a book club, Tuesday jogging sessions, and staff birthday celebrations. The staff is friendly, funny --  most members are in their mid-20s and mid-30s. Yet they are experienced and professional."

She adds: "They have all been a great source of inspiration for me. I am motivated to discover what I want to do in this field in the future."

If not for the internship opportunity, Ruayrinsaowarot would not have had access to learning how a design firm studio is run on a daily basis. "I am impressed by how organized everything has to be.

"This four-month internship is long enough to let me see more than just the surface. I was able to see how the designers communicate and work on long-term projects and how they make arrangements with the clients."

How CCA Paved the Way

"Through my years at CCA, I acquired enough skills that I could easily catch up with work," explains Ruayrinsaowarot. "The highly qualified faculty offers great advice and guidance. Individuals have also given me various opportunities to work with them on small projects. I really appreciate CCA for what it has provided me with. 

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mark Fox and Doug Akagi for giving me a strong reference and making it possible for me to receive this opportunity.

"Also, a big thank you to Brian Labus, lead designer at Turner Duckworth, for giving me the chance to have this invaluable experience."

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