Internship Journal 3

The beginning of March has been a lot of juggling assignments. While I finished off the last keep project with AIR, I’ve met two new clients, one of which was another last minute project.

The first was a new client with FC(Faculty Commons) from the scholarship program, CREAR Futuros. My job with them is to create branding with their new existing logo which was created by someone who left FC some time ago. It’s the first time I’ll be doing something like this; working with material from a person I never met before sounds intimidating but it will give me a chance to put my spin into it.

From my meeting with my client I created a contract, helping to have an overview of what we discussed so that we’re on the same page. FC’s guidelines to contracts is that they include a timeline summary, and keep track of when it is updated. Something I will defiantly use for myself with future clients since it’s very effective and flexible.

Lastly I got to work with the African American Studies department, for a promo poster on a film screening of Shirley Chisholm. My client and I were both very excited from what it was about, and she encouraged me to use my skills as an illustrator for it. Because of time constraints my design was fairly simple, but it worked with the large amount of information. My client was very happy with the result and so was I, it’s something I’ll be adding to my portfolio and hopefully I will be able to do more similar work.





Internship Journal 2

This week I was asked to design certificates for the AIR(Assessment & Institutional Research) department. It was a last minute assignment but considering I didn’t have much work to do at the time I accepted. Thankfully AIR is in the same office so communicating with my client was much faster than it was with others. The process of me sketching and over over the design with them was quick and easy enough. What took long was getting the final information for all the names that needed to be printed.

There was a lot of waiting for people to RSVP for their names to be included, and triple checking we had all the names correctly spelled. This step was very important though, as it was only 22 certificates, so any small errors would have been very large in comparison. Making sure to contact my client for updates was very important with keeping the deadline.

Most projects at my internship are simply done on regular white paper, but for this we got to go a little different with a cream paper textured card stock. To add a more personal touch it was hand signed by the department head and Provost instead of electronically.

This was the first project where I had to be diligent with my time, changing what was a priority, and delivering on time. It is something I will defiantly keep in mind during future times when I may have a similar situation.


Internship Journal 1

(Repost from assignment)

I had already begun applying to some internships with help from the coordination site but with no responses back. Faculty Commons got posted about needing new interns and since I had once applied for the position and got as far as the interview I decided to apply again. I felt more confident this time since I had some experience working under someone and more material in my portfolio. I wanted to seem organized and self branded, so I made such to keep a similar design through my resume, cover letter, and portfolio.

When I got accepted for the interview I prepared myself for their questions. Since I already went through an interview with them before I tried to make sure I had good and through out answers for questions I fumbled before. Making sure I had clear examples of times I had trouble with projects or group partners and how I overcame those challenges were a main part of my preparation. I also had one of my professors go through my portfolio for feedback on the presentation and what I could add to it.

Sure enough, getting my things ready and set for the morning of the interview helped me not feel nervous and therefore at ease during it. Meeting with the supervisor Professor Julia Jordan again, she assured I was more confident in my abilities then the last time I saw her, and I was pleased she could also see it.