When you’re working through a challenging situation, there’s no greater push forward than some “sign” that you’re moving in the right direction. For us design folks, the sign can be something as simple as the feeling you get when your web page refreshes with the element in the exact spot you’d intended. Or it can be a bigger sign, like a client saying “Wow, that’s really cool!” when you present your work. As you might imagine, we enjoy lots of those little moments around here.
And we anticipate more of those moments thanks to a new addition to the ZURB team—our latest intern brings a solid visual design background and a sense of playfulness and energy to the ZURB offices.
Mayumi Honda joined the ZURB internship program three weeks ago, wanting to get some solid web UI experience and to beef up her HTML skills. Like all of our interns, our plan is for her to create and experience as many wins as possible in her three month stint as the “The Intern.”
At first, Mayumi’s attitude was a little shy—almost demure—but as she’s gotten used to the ZURB team, she’s grown a lot more comfortable and has taken to yelling “Yatta!” (loosely translated “I did it!”) each time she discovers something new or overcomes a design challenge. Now that’s a sign that things are moving in the right direction!
Mayumi is a “typical” ZURB intern (though ZURB interns are anything but “typical”—if you’re interested in being one check us out and drop us a line). She has a passion for design, a strong desire to learn and improve, and the innate drive to win. Before she even got here, she’d already finished her BFA at San Jose State University and was a semi-finalist for the 2008 Adobe Design Achievement Awards.
Just the other day she let out a wave of yattas when she learned she had won three separate HOW International Design Awards—kind of like the Oscars of the design industry. One of the pieces she won an award for is pictured below. Nice one Mayumi!
So welcome Mayumi to the ZURB family—and don’t be surprised if you hear someone cry “Yatta!” while you’re visiting the ZURB offices. It’s just the sound of progress!