I got my internship during COVID-19. The majority of internships are happening through ZOOM and I’m not mad about it because I care about everyone’s health. Some people don’t like the ZOOM world and that’s okay because as designers we get inspired from outside. A friend of mine told me he doesn’t like doing things online because he got lazy and doesn’t feel motivated, I can relate to that. What I keep myself motivated through work and at home is looking at design trends, videos, works, writing songs, and listening to music.
Being at home 24/7 affects me at my internship because there are times where I don’t feel like doing anything. But I always remind myself, “There are other designers that wish they had an internship and be grateful for where you are. You’ll receive more design skills and design experience.” The best part of working through ZOOM is whenever I come across a question or problem, I can easily share my screen and my supervisor will see my mistakes instead of getting up from her seat which saves time. A con of working in ZOOM is sometimes my supervisor, colleagues, or my computer slows down while sharing screen.
As a designer you be true to yourself, I don’t like wearing suits or anything fancy. I love wearing graphic tees, jeans, plaid pants, sweatpants, joggers, shoes, sweaters, crewnecks, and long sleeve t-shirts. I wear them during work and I feel confident of who I am. I act professionally because my supervisor will remember my performance.
I work 5 hours weekly, I start 9:00 am through 2:00 pm and it’s a good schedule. I get assigned to do one or two assignments that contain a lot of creativity and thinking. Depending on the job like designing menus will take me 1 to 4 hours. I remember I developed a brochure which took me about an hour to make. Sometimes I finish work early and my supervisor will give me compliments on how great I work.