Captain’s Log…

June is ending. And “winter is coming”.

But, as for interning, I am heating up – July 4th next week!

I like the environment and have grown accustom. People have really grown on me as well, making me feel accepted, which is a great and confident feeling. I would like to get more out of my time here, but I shall remain patient. It is a virtue, you know.

All summer I have been on a quest to improve whatever it is I can about me. I am at a proverbial crossroad/roadblock when it comes to this. I don’t know what to do, really. I would like to ask for more at Maxima, and I would like to be more versatile across the different departments there. I feel like I could be the CEO (and head creative).

Not too much to ask for, right? But there would be conflict of interest running a business from that stand. So I’ll take CEO if the creative portion is filled. As a creative I feel it would be strong suit for me to gear the team into the right direction for the entire company and it’s brand. As a CEO I can be in on the meeting thats gets business off the ground and to the costumers.

This is where I want to be.

“Look at me. Look at me! I am the Captain, now.”



Black Pyramid Spring Collection 2016

Higher Than A Mother F*%@#r

So, lately, I have been feeling like I am walking on air. Everyday provides a breath of fresh air. I am fulfilling my smallest desires as I journey toward the biggest dreams I have ever had. I feel the energy of the universe syncing with my own.

I am elevating my abilities, my awareness, and even my dialogue. You ever had a feeling you were unstoppable – yeah, that.

I realize that the best things that happen to you in life are the things you may be paying the least attention to. There is always someone watching, and those who do usually seldom do it. This is where you as an individual have to always be working – on yourself and on your craft. People attract to your energy, your willingness to accomplish, and succeed.

As we grow as individuals we are unaware of whats ahead, and even with the right advice, we tend to fall into the same issues along the way. That doesn’t mean we are failing, it means we are trying, doing, and ultimately going to succeed. Don’t give in when things are slow or terrible. Build yourself up to handle what is given, and be open to the idea that this may just be a test and not your eternal fate.

This is beyond interning, even beyond looking for a job. We have to develop every aspect of our lives in order to become – not perfect – complete individuals who are capable, ready, and willing to succeed. We should be willing to conquer any task and doing it with the same passion as for the things you love. Thats how you succeed in school, at work, and in life.




Can I live?


I am “doing my thang” at my internship. I have been involved in a lot and I am starting to develop a voice. Many of my time spent not retouching has been bonding and building ideas with the employees at Maxima.

This is a good sign to me as to become apart of the office culture. Although this is how I plan to live my life, I am not settled with just making friends. I want money, power, and respect. But first I must overcome the many obstacles of garnering those things. Internships being one.

Need I say more?




Moving Too Fast…

Going through the motions – I am the “guy” – the retouch guy. I show up and retouch photos from shoots. I have the opportunity to be present on shoots and rumors say I may be able to start shooting myself.

This makes me happy.

Hard work is paying off and I am feeling fulfilled.

My supervisor, Justin K., is a chill dude. Allowing me to blossom under his watch, I am developing a taste for the fashion business. And now I want more.

Once upon a time… 2016.

Contacted by the CEO of Maxima Apparel, Mike S., my cold email was heard ( or read, rather) and I was ask to come in immediately for and interview. Mike wanted to know where I was at with my studies and was delighted by my major. He mentioned to me how that advertising is something he wants to incorporate within his company. He mainly asked about my creativity and execution process. I think he wanted to be sure that I would be able to produce.

After a sit down with the head of the company and an intro to specific staff members, I was shown where I would be working. Not a desk but an area of the office where all the e-commerce happens.

Let me go back – I was called by Eric S. who joined the company as a marketing consultant. He got my email and reached out to me. We spoke back in January at a coffee shop about becoming an intern and also being able to create within my position.

Now, March rolls around, and I’m in the door by mid-month. Some of the things asked of me were specific and detailed. I also had some request as far as getting the job done and managing their expectation of me. I had my nerves but I also wanted to make my superiors happy with my work.

Since, I have managed my own expectations of myself and have actually impressed myself how efficient I have been – this according to my superiors, anyway.

Looking toward the future – salutations.


Vie Riche Spring Collection 2016

Where Am I ? Oh Yeah, At My Internship.


“Why do I run after you? Whatever you are.” – John Mayer


I have been divided by a world of where I am and where I want (would like, at least) to be. Which is rich and not so famous. But, seriously, rich (and not so famous), but rich because I made a difference in the world. You know? Like, perhaps, curing AIDs, or solving poverty. But I’m no doctor or economist, nor do I truly want to be. I’m squeamish. I like math, but I’m not into politics. Although, I feel I could be anything I want to be, I am stuck in 1 body and can only be 1 place at a time. So in this lifetime, I want to turn it up and be an artist.

“What kind of artist”, you ask?

Well, I don’t know. The artist that makes things and breaks things. The artist that disappears only to surface with a masterpiece. The artist that is never finished with his work.

How do I get there?

That’s right! An internship.

Well, It’s a start. And a good one.

I am sitting watching my screen as light pop-flashes in the corner of my eye. Photos upload to my screen every few seconds. My job, to find the best one from the group being shot and retouch it for a final export into the folder of edits. Sometimes the job isn’t done there, and more edits are required.

When selling clothes people tend to be picky about what the see online. You have to convince them that the garments are of the highest quality, even when the sample item being shot isn’t up to par. Models have scars and weird body shapes that are precedent when photographed so stiffly for e-commerce. And sometimes, the color of the garment is off and needs to be adjusted to it’s true intended hue.

Here at Maxima Apparel, they specialize in the streetwear apparel industry, and house brands like, Vie Riche, Hudson Outerwear, and Chris Brown’s Black pyramid. Wholesale for a lot of the garments happen months before they’re available for consumers in the stores. So even when selling to major retailers around the world, presentation is key in convincing buyers that the clothes are well made, from design to finish.

I have a long way to go before I am rich and not so famous. Until then, I won’t just be an intern, don’t be silly. I will continue to grow into that artist that never really sleeps and has a blast at and hates everything they create.