Internship Blog – Networking: SexExpo

This week I am attending a few networking events.


SexExpo on Saturday October 1, 2022

and I’ve attended New York ComicCon on Saturday, October 8, 2022

both events were conventions. Both in two different directions.

SexExpo is hosted at

Metropolitan Pavilion – New York, NY. 

SexExpo was more of an older & mature crowd of people but very open with themselves. Talked about  sex and the different ideas and behind the act itself with the type of booths at the conventions. Displays of varies of toys for pleasure and costumes. I felt like I’ve been missing out on a lot of adult rated conversing all my short adult years. But hearing how a lot of these people at this event treat the topic of sex and all the toys and gadgets all lenient and openly, was quite intriguing.

New York Comic Con was hosted at

Jacobs Javits Center – New York, NY.

New York Comic Con was more like a huge party of ‘nerd’ and pop culture influencers within the Javits Center. It was full of booths and tables. Artist alley, different brands, cosplayers



Internship Blog #5: Interning for CocoaKawaii

During the course of my time, combatting classes and formerly interning for Mott Haven Fridge Network, I continuously been looking for more opportunities best suitable for me. I religiously check handshake everyday and review offers that I receive.
Being involved within the ‘Nerd culture’ and going to conventions like ComicCon and AnimeNYC, I been networking more with artists and creatives. More of the niche I aspire to be within. I came across an artist and brand called CoCoaKawaii.

I was hired to be her graphic designer and assistant. Her brand represents kawaii culture and promotes to be aspired towards everyone, not only the stereotypical ‘asian’ niche clan.

CocoaKawaii is a small business that hand makes jewelry and accessories out of resin. Promoting kawaii culture as an african american woman. Kawaii means cute in Japanese, and the kawaii scene is mostly seen across asians and fair skinned people. Cocoakawaii represents herself as a colored woman who promotes the culture to everyone, and brings happiness and cheer with her cute accessories.


Internship Blog #4: The End of Interning for Grass Roots Grocery

My last day interning for Mott Haven Fridge Network was  September 4, 2022.

Over the course of time interning as a volunteer intern, I really started to see my value as a graphic designer. I was not accepting the poor work conditions I was working within. As this was a remote graphic designer internship position, it was not worth having my work being devalued and the pile up of slack work that I was given. My time and work as an artist is worth more than just interning for someone that devalues my work, time and effort.
A work environment and brand should respect you and your time.  Everyone has a life and a schedule and as professionals we all need to realize that there are boundaries we have to set for ourselves & our tolerance.

I’ve resigned from interning as the Graphic Designer within Mott Haven Fridge Network.

The final designs I’ve created for the brand are the following:

I can speculate the appreciation of the skills and practice I’ve received from GrassRootsGrocery and the Designs I was able to create.

The following are the live social media posts where my designs were used.


Internship Blog #3: Interning for Grass Roots Grocery Update

So as interning for Mott Haven Fridge Network & I am asked to create a social media campaign for the brunch. I created a series of digital prints, recreating an example that was given to me to reiterate the design with the information provided to me. After many recreations, the whole idea of the replication was scrapped.


Inspiration Image

Once my digital prints were not something as envisioned to be used for the social media advertisements. I was asked to edit and recreate a flyer to the correct barcode and small adjustments.

My design
my design

Internship Blog #2 – Interning for Grass Roots Grocery

During this week, starting the new internship at Mott Haven Fridge, as the graphic designer. I was given tasks to accomplish on an abrupt timely basis. There was no specific schedule given to me, so throughout the day I kept receiving design work to get done. I started on August 31, 2022. Around attending my courses, I was designing social media advertisements and various sizes of digital prints that will be used to advertise a charity event hosted by Mott Haven Fridge. Mott Haven Fridge Network is a non-profit organization that helps those in need of food through a donation program they are running.
I was asked to design flyers and social media posts for an event they were hosting that had sponsorships with other brands and companies.
I had edited and added the logo for GrassRootsGrocery on photographs they took in the past.
I was also advised by the Director, to start to learn email design, so I made a mock up of an email design as a draft to learn the skill.

Internship Blog #1- Landing an Internship: Grass Roots Grocery

I was Interning at the Queens Public Library, and over the course of time there I was assisting them in making signs and merchandising the design of the library. And over the course of the first week of class, I was on the hunt intensively for a more in depth internship role within another company, brand or business. I applied to various of internships through Handshake and WayUp.

On August 31, 2022, I was reached out by Daniel Zauderer to Intern as the Graphic Designer for Mott Haven Fridge Network. Right away I had to start on 2 digital prints to reconstruct for him as part of the internship process. And right after submitting the desire flyers that was requested, he accepted my work and welcomed me with the internship offer. And following the same day, I’ve gotten a set of digital prints submitted to him by the deadlines of 12pm. The digital prints created consisted of social media marketing and digital prints for him to print for an event the brand was hosting.