June 11, 2024

What’s it like to be a creative intern at Continuous?

An interview with our latest creative intern, Aidan Riley, and details on how you can submit your application for our next internship programme



“I learnt how to build decks from a neutral perspective, how to talk to and utilise AI creatively and effectively, and I learnt that less is more!”

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01. Hi Aidan, tell us a little bit about your background?

Aidan: I left school at 17 and went straight into the Merchant Navy.

I spent a decade at sea navigating ships before coming ashore to study Graphic Design at UCLAN and I am so glad I did!

02. How did you find out about the internship programme at Continuous?

Aidan: Through my lecturer, Andy, at UCLAN and then learnt more information through Continuous’ internship page.

Continuous' latest creative intern, Aidan Riley

03. Describe your internship in three words?

Aidan: Invaluable learning experience.

04. What do you now know that you didn't know when you first started?

Aidan: I learnt how to build decks from a neutral perspective, how to talk to and utilise AI creatively and effectively, and I learnt that less is more!

Aidan described his internship with us as an 'invaluable learning experience'

05. How do you think your internship with us has prepared you for your next step?

Aidan: My internship has given me the tools to be able to communicate and develop my ideas in a cohesive and comprehensive way.

06. Favourite project you’ve worked on at the studio?

Aidan: I can’t give any details but... working on a local tourism project and generating ideas was a lot of fun!

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07. Most enjoyable part of the internship for you?

Aidan: Being able to work alongside great people.

08. Favourite non-work related experience during your internship?

Aidan: After-work drinks at the Spanish Caravan with the team!

As well as work-related opportunities, we have a dedicated Culture Team that keep our calendars packed with social events and opportunities all year round

09. What’s your career goal, where do you see yourself in 10 years time?

Aidan: I just want to keep coming up with and developing ideas that solve problems.

10. Please can you share some advice or words of wisdom for our future interns?

Aidan: Take this time to discover what makes you happy.

Continuous Design Director, Mike Walsh

Reflecting on Aidan’s time with us, Design Director, Mike Walsh, said: “Aidan has blown us all away with his ideas and enthusiasm.

“He’s taught me a thing or two along the way, too!

“We're mega excited to see how he progresses with his final year at UCLAN and beyond. Thanks Aidan!”

If you'd like to be our next creative intern, applications are now open for our August to November slot. Click here to learn more or to submit your application.


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