Hangar Design Group實習生 洪同學
透過IUAV的引薦，我也順利到Hangar Design Group實習。位於兩個城鎮遠的辦公室，讓我每天早出晚歸、辛勤奔波於水陸之間。從威尼斯南端恬靜的朱代卡島，到那座立於特雷維索公路旁的童話紅磚小房，陸程雖遠到將近一個半小時。但也讓我有更多機會體驗北義的日常生活。而Hangar也為義大利內非常具有影響力及規模的跨國設計公司，初次接觸時她們的專業及磅礡的氣度讓我懷疑我是否能夠勝任在這裡的工作，因此我也更認真且超然的面對每日費心又超時的挑戰。然而，從不熟悉平面設計的章法，到被總監指定設計案子，甚至到最後還不曾用過In Design；透過一次又一次令他們驚艷的作品,，成功的達到了自我期許的標準，讓他們在實習結束之後請我留下來繼續工作。而這其中如果要說最大的收穫，莫過於那碩大的肯定了吧，及對自己能力能夠在國際舞台得到認同的欣慰，對於那飄渺未知的未來也不再那麼徬徨了。我想, 如果我將來有機會成就大器, 一定會特別懷念在這段時光裡, 在每天加班累得像行屍走肉一樣的下班之後，在回家前點杯Spritz配碗洋芋片充電的日子吧。
在這裡，除了如詩般的美景，及在新穎前端的公司經歷，給自己最深層的美學感知帶來充分養分之外;獨自在歐洲各地收集的，那些緊湊而充實的探險旅行，也在我人格上引進更多獨立及勇敢的特質，和對生活的美妙激盪；尤其是，那些陪伴我，在我的每日帶來無盡歡笑的義大利人，所傳遞來的溫暖, 讓我有信心去面對任何難題。這五個月，能夠在這充滿美、驚奇、及溫情的國度成長, 是我人生中最榮耀的一件事之一.
I had fairy tale dreams of Europe just like everyone else, but I never thought this dream will come true one day.
There were lots of obstacles in the beginning, which almost made me give up my application; I still bit the bullet and went ahead to Venice, the city full of mystery and magic. My five months here were wonderful, and I am glad that I did not give up the opportunity. Every day in Venice was like falling through a painting with multiple dimensions.Venice was the most exquisite and unique work of God. The sky and the water were both of turquoise green, with the water reflecting every change of the sky above. The city was decorated with soft-colored antique buildings imbued with romances of the past; I was constantly surprised by the mix of splendor and simplicity I see everywhere. The Venetians walked around elegantly, displaying their carefree attitude. All these sensory stimulations created lasting impressions in my mind.
Via the recommendation by Iuav di Venezia, I did my internship at Hangar Design Group. I had to travel through two towns and cross a river to get to the company from my dorm; this long commute gave the chance to experience the authentic daily life of a local in northern Italy. Hangar Design Group is a very important and prestigious international design company in Italy. When I first time made contact with them, their professional and magnificent reputation made me wonder if I was good enough to work theres. Therefore, I worked hard to complete the tasks, which were demanding and time-consuming. From being unclear about the rules of graphic design, to being assigned with advanced cases by the director, I was able to constantly surprise my managers with the quality of my work. In the end, I was fortunate to achieve my self-set goal – getting a full-time job offer. The biggest reward was the recognition from the company, and this helped build my confidence, making me feel more positive about my future. If I become successful in the future, I won’t forget all the hard work I put in and the days where I had one spritz and one bowl of chips after a tiring day at work.
The beautiful scenery I witnessed while traveling and the rewarding experience of working at a top company made me a more independent and courageous person. I am grateful for the Italians, who took care of me and brought me joy and warmnessevery day, giving me the confidence to face every difficulty. Growing up in a such beautiful, amazing and warm country, is definitely a memory that fills me with pride.