Lisa Charlotte Rost
A project focusing on an internship with Bloomberg Businessweek caught our eye this week as we look at the young designer's lessons learned.
For the most part here at intern, our talent posts look at the broad portfolios of emergent creative talent. Resultantly, it was with great intrigue that we approached Lisa Rost’s project “Lessons Learned at Bloomberg Businessweek“. As you can probably deduce from the title, Lisa has put together a body of work inspired by, and reflecting upon her time interning with the revered magazine in New York last summer.
The project, a week long undertaking for her course in Visual Communication / Visual Culture at Bauhaus University Weimar shows a flair for the sort of rich infographic content that has been such a triumph for Businessweek since its re-branding in 2010. The quality of Lisa’s design is evident throughout her portfolio as is this experience’s influence on her current direction.
One of the questions that often lands on the desk here is “How do you work out if an internship is worthwhile or not?” Seeing Lisa quantify and express her various learning experiences in this slickly produced project is therefore a refreshingly different approach, and an informative one at that. On the off-chance that she hadn’t enjoyed her time with Businessweek (she did), then producing this in review would have single-handedly saved the placement from being a waste of time.
We’re big fans of Lisa’s uncompromising immersion into the magazine and the manner in which she has documented it. It wouldn’t come as any surprise were Buisnessweek to come knocking when she graduates later this year. Any design studio or publication that do manage to snare her will have a rising star on their hands.