Angelo Carreira

2008; South Africa (Design Africa)

What was your internship role?

In South Africa, my role was to support the design process within a number of small and medium sized craft companies from all over Africa

What was the greatest lesson that you learned while you were there?

I was amazed by the ability of locals to use rudimentary tools and processes to produce their craft. It was very humbling to see how important those ancestral techniques were to the craft man and women and the results that those techniques were creating.

Do you have advice for future interns?

Get as involved as you can. Grab every opportunity you have to interact with the people and the culture. Make friends. It's the kind of experience that doesn't happen twice.