T H I N G S
Selected insights, take-aways and veriﬁed*
facts based on an intern’s 7-month experience
as a designer in the non-proﬁt sector.
IT PROBABLY ISN’T
HOW YOU THINK IT IS
Philanthropy and especially philanthropist, to
most people, brings to mind Scrooge McDuck
with a foundation. But statistically?
It’s you - the regular guy. Citizens give the most.
THINGS GO BETTER
THAN YOU’D EXPECT
Working with philanthropy, you’ll encounter
many stories of last minute victories and
great hope. Not mere bullshit - empathy
and the human spirit really prevail.
NO SUCH THING
AS A FINAL VERSION
At every stage make sure your design is
ﬂexible enough to accommodate further
edits. Be systematic so that you can easily
implement changes regardless of the scale.
“THE BRAND BOOK
IS IN YOUR HEAD”
Hard and fast rules are ﬁne, but what’s
paramount is consistency and a clear
understanding what the brand communicates.
THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME
KEEP DOING GOOD
CHECK THE RECIPIENT
AGAIN BEFORE SENDING
This will ensure you avoid sending emails
in reply to a wrong thread or accidentally
sending your team leader a romantic text
message at 2:00 AM on your ﬁrst day.
“DON’T DRINK COLD
WATER WHILE YOU’RE HOT”
Things need to get done, but remember to take
care of yourself. Staying out for drinks until 4:00
AM on a work day is feasible, but at what cost?
GENERAL LIFE AND WORK INSIGHTS
Luka Koković, Design intern