Dario Zaugg appreciates the broad range of tasks in his training. He is especially fascinated by the theme of 3D. Particularly as a mediamatician, he finds it important to gain an insight into this area, as this is where part of the future of his profession will play out. He has been working at the IML since August 2017.
What do you like about this job?
The thing I like the most is that the job is so varied. It offers lots of different areas of activity and lots of opportunities for the future. After the apprenticeship, a mediamatician can specialize in one area, continue training, or also work in a smaller company where he/she can accomplish a whole range of tasks. I am creative and I enjoy planning. These are two things that the job constantly requires.
What are you currently working on at the IML?
My work is very wide-ranging: At the moment, I’m working on the Web. We possess a large LMS (Learning Management System). The data from this have to be transferred into a CMS (Content Management System) to enable us to process and manage it better. Design is also required here, as are text and image layouts or creating a front page. In my short time at the IML, I have already created several graphics. A majority of them are infographics, which present a complicated process in a simplified form. We also actively engage with 3D programs and 3D printing.
What do you particularly like doing?
In IT professions like mediamatics, project work is the be-all and end-all. That suits me. We learn how to accept and undertake a project and see the steps, until the customer’s idea results in a finished product. I particularly enjoy the theme of 3D, because I’m always discovering new things in this area, especially as the technology is constantly developing. I hardly knew anything about 3D programs before.
How does the IML stand out as a training provider?
The IML was central for me, because you can learn all of the subfields of the profession here. The cohesion in a small team and the opportunities of a large company are reflected in my day-to-day work. We help each other like a family, and for each area there are one or several specialists who are happy to give tips and feedback. The opportunities of a large company are reflected in the research that is invested in.
What do you particularly like about your training at the IML?
On the one hand, there are lots of specialists working here, and on the other hand the IML offers lots of opportunities for development. The projects are exciting and diverse. Your own interests are taken into account, so you can gain more in-depth knowledge about a particular theme. The IML provides the optimal training for my professional future.