Last edited on October 2, 2023
Welcome to Hominum’s Internship Program! This handbook is designed to provide you with essential information about your internship, including its duration, responsibilities, and expectations.
A journey of purpose and great design
In the ever-evolving landscape of technology, Hominum emerged with a clear vision. Recognising the need for a design company that prioritises both aesthetics and functionality for products with purpose.
UX is evolving and we believe it will focus on ethical considerations and unique visual identity. We firmly believe that design should never compromise on quality. Our commitment to excellence drives us to consistently deliver designs that exceed expectations.
Our mission and values
Mission: To always put people first and work with clients that have the same values.
Values: To be known for our dedication to ethical design principles by considering people throughout the design process. Ethically and emotionally.
Your internship journey with Hominum spans 4 exciting weeks. You will be building Framer templates that will be listed on https://www.framer.com/templates/ . Some Hominum examples include ARCH and GRIND. Here's what's you can expect each week:
Teach yourself the basics. Learn how to use Figma, Framer and Rive. Spend at least 8 hours on each doing tutorials and mini projects for yourself. We suggest designing a 1 page website in Figma, building it in Framer and animating buttons in Rive. These tools are free to use. You will be expected to answer questions about these tools in Week 1.
Week 1: Introduction
The first week of your internship will be dedicated to training. You will receive guidance and instruction on the tools and techniques necessary for your role. This includes training on Figma, Framer, and our company's design processes. These lessons are advanced and will require basic understanding of the tools self taught in week 0.
Your internship will begin with an orientation session to familiarise you with our company culture, values, and the structure of the organisation. You'll also receive an overview of your role and responsibilities.
Throughout the training week, you'll receive technical training on Figma and Framer. This training will equip you with the necessary skills to excel in your role.
Company culture and values
At Hominum, we value teamwork, creativity, and integrity. We expect all interns to embrace and embody these values throughout their internship.
Tools and resources
During your training week, you'll receive training materials and resources to help you get started with both Figma, Framer and Rive. These materials will include step-by-step guides, video tutorials, and sample projects. Feel free to ask questions and seek clarification if you ever need further assistance with any training materials.
Weeks 2-4: Project work
After the training week, you'll be paired with a team of 2-3 talented individuals. Your collective mission will involve collaborating closely to design and develop a diverse array of projects and briefs presented by the Hominum team. It's an opportunity to put your skills to the test and create impactful solutions.
Ideation and brainstorming
In this exhilarating kick-off phase, we'll immerse ourselves in vibrant brainstorming sessions. As a team, we'll embark on an exploration of diverse, imaginative ideas and solutions. Every idea, no matter how wild, finds its place. Start thinking about how to use Rive animation in the design process.
Wireframing and planning
Through meticulous wireframing and comprehensive planning, we’ll develop a roadmap that guides our projects. This phase ensures that our designs align perfectly with project goals.
Design and conceptualisation
This is where dreams become reality. Dive headfirst into the world of design, where every pixel, colour, and element carries significance. Your job? To ensure that these projects not only function seamlessly but also possess a captivating visual charm.
No-code development and implementation
In the final stretch, you'll venture into the realm of no-code development. Here, you'll turn your designs and concepts into tangible, functional solutions. This phase is where your creativity and technical skills merge to create impactful solutions ready to make a real-world difference. There will be a major focus on Framer in this module supported by Rive for the animation.
Roles & responsibilities
You're about to embark on an engaging and enriching adventure. During your time with us, you'll get to:
Get a glimpse into how we work
During your time with us, you'll get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at how we do things. It's not just about design; it's about understanding how we make user-friendly and eye-catching platforms. You'll dive into branding, UI design, and UX design, and pick up skills that will set you on the right path for your career. At Hominum, we're all about helping you grow by giving you an inside peek into our professional world.
Embrace design responsibilities
One of your primary tasks will be to design and develop websites. But it's not a solo mission – you'll collaborate closely with the Hominum team and your fellow interns. Together, you'll create high-quality websites tailored to specific project requirements. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain real-world experience in collaborative project work.
Master no-code and low-code tools
You'll become proficient in utilising powerful design and animation tools such as Framer, Figma, and Rive. These no-code and low-code platforms will empower you to efficiently bring your creative ideas to life, opening up exciting possibilities for your projects.
While we prioritise your learning and your creative fulfilment, we do have certain expectations that you need to meet during your time with us. We expect you to
Be punctual and adhere to your work schedule, which is from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
Do not be late for meetings. Manage your calendar by keeping an eye on it.
Clear and professional communication is vital. Always use company-approved communication tools and channels for work-related discussions. Be responsive to emails and messages from your team and supervisor.
Embrace a collaborative and proactive attitude. Collaboration is key to your success at Hominum. You'll work closely with your team members to achieve project goals. Effective teamwork, communication, and respect for diverse perspectives are essential. Speak up if you are unsure or if you have an idea.
Seek feedback promptly and consistently strive for self-improvement. If you encounter challenges, don't hesitate to reach out for assistance, whether it's from fellow interns or any member of the Hominum team.
Your primary role will be to dive into the exciting realm of website design, utilising the powerful capabilities of Figma and Framer. Within this role, you'll have the privilege of shaping digital experiences, bringing ideas to life, and ensuring that each design you work on not only looks fantastic but functions seamlessly.
Figma is becoming the de facto design tool in creative agencies worldwide. Competence in Figma is an indispensable skill in your design career.
Framer is an intuitive and powerful website building tool that gives designers super powers! It allows you to create no-code, interactive, and responsive user interfaces.
As part of our commitment to your development, we’ll have daily stand-up meetings to ensure everyone is on the same page. Additionally, we hold progress assessments twice a week, specifically on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These sessions offer valuable opportunities to discuss your progress, address any concerns, and collaboratively set goals for your personal and professional growth. These sessions range from 4 to 7 hours with breaks in between.
Quality is paramount in our work. You will be responsible for ensuring each design meets our quality standards:
Conduct thorough quality checks before submitting your work.
Test designs across different devices and browsers for compatibility.
Address any issues or bugs promptly and effectively.
Strive for excellence in every aspect of your design work.
Do not submit mediocre work for review.
Reporting and documentation
Accurate documentation is essential for tracking progress and maintaining project records:
Keep detailed records of your design iterations and changes.
Document any challenges you encounter and how you address them.
Report your progress to your team lead or supervisor regularly.
Share insights and lessons learned with your team to foster continuous improvement.
Possibility of extending the internship
Exceptional interns may have the opportunity to extend their internship for an additional 3 months. During this extended period, you will be compensated for your work and gain a more extensive exposure to the world of Product Design. The decision to extend your internship will be based on your performance in your current role and the company's specific needs. We are continuously on the lookout for talented individuals to join us on this exciting journey!
Code of conduct
All interns are expected to adhere to our company's code of conduct. This includes treating colleagues, clients, and all stakeholders with respect and professionalism. Discrimination, harassment, or unethical behaviour will not be tolerated.
Confidentiality and data security
Respect and protect confidential information and client data. Do not disclose or share any sensitive information outside the company.
Health and safety
Your safety and well-being are of utmost importance. Follow all health and safety guidelines in the workplace. If you have any concerns regarding safety, report them immediately to your supervisor.
Equal opportunity and diversity
We are committed to providing equal opportunities for all interns, regardless of their background. Discrimination based on race, gender, age, religion, or any other characteristic is strictly prohibited.
If you encounter any issues or have concerns during your internship, please follow our grievance procedure, which outlines the steps to address and resolve problems. You can discuss concerns with your supervisor or HR representative.
As your internship comes to an end, reflect on your experiences and the skills you've gained. Ensure all project work is completed, and hand over any ongoing tasks to your team members or successor. If you've excelled during your internship, there may be opportunities for future employment or additional internships with Hominum. Stay in touch with us and explore these possibilities.
If you have any questions or require assistance during your internship, please reach out to your team lead or supervisor. We are here to support you and ensure your internship is a valuable and rewarding experience.