There was a meeting which was suppose to held at Plaza Hotel but due to this pandemic and the lock down it was cancelled. But the meeting was held online by zoom. Solly, Esther, Mathew and I was there at the conference. A buying house owner came along with his designer all the way from L.A to attend a meeting. Sportswear was trying to do launch a new product through them and was having a meeting how to start it so that it can be taken to its goal. And here Esther was given much more importance than others as she was a great designer along with experience. I was very thrilled with it. I consider her a role model for this. I have seen her mentoring me whenever I needed something throughout this internship and the results were good. the ideas she has given mower never rejected but approved and encouraged to do more and more.
Another project that I was working was a design for a textile. I was very excited to design for a t-shirt which I have never done it before. I have done few sketches some were rejected and some were approved. But finally I have designed something which everyone liked. I think I actually did something different and I was very excited.
So its been few weeks that I have been doing my internship. This is the first time that I have been working in the market industry. it has been a great experience for me. I am learning new things everyday. I have learned where these designs are taken and what they do with it. I am working on a project that they has assigned me to do wish is related to my major as far I believe. I am currently working on a clothing tag.
So my typical day at office was that I take a train to go to work and than walk 5 mins to the building. I take the elevator to 43rd floor where the office was. As soon as I went to the desk the first thing I did was to take out the sign in/out paper so that I can write down the time before I forget. I work for few hours and in between I have a little snack and then I have my lunch by 1:15pm. Then I go back working again. I walk for 15 mins in between the time after lunch till I go home. that was my basic schedule for work days.
The environment of the company was a bit different than I thought. As it is a family owned business so most people at high position was related to each other. The owner was Jewish, so the environment felt more of like that. I have learned a lot about that religion in that company. The attire for this company was very formal. They work very professionally and also they are top of their time, always maintains time to time. They have given me option to dress us as casual or formal due to my pregnancy. So, when there was a meeting I have dresses up formally and when there was no meeting or anything I would just dress up casually. There was one cabin for the owner which was private room with a door, one conference room with the door for meeting, one open conference for group work, and there was one big room with 3 desk: one desk for the merchandiser, one for the senior designer and another for the junior designer. And one desk in the front for the receptionist. One open room like a rectangle shape for the accountant. Everyone worked full time from 9am-5pm. Owner and the accountant was was there at the office from 8:30am – 11am or sometimes 12pm. As I was a part time internee I had different schedule from all f them. Everyone had their lunch time by 1pm-1:30pm everyday.
I was at a designers position but helping Mathew was my main job. Mathew was a junior designer at sportswear. My supervisor was Esther Aabadi, who was a senior designer at the company. The senior design was a relative to the owner of Sportswear. So, my father owns a buying house here in NYC so he supplies goods at wholesale price to Sportswear company. I talked with my father if I could get a job as a designer in that company. My father talked with the owner and I have submitted my resume, cover letter and portfolio to the company. after few days I got response and got a call from the owner for the interview. I went to the interview on 19th feb and it held at the office in Manhattan. I was interviewed by the Solly, Esther and Mathew. The interview went about 25-35 minutes. They have asked me about my interest, my future plans, how long I am going to do the internship and what I have to offer for them as a designer.
On 20th February it was my first day of my internship. I was doing my internship at Sportswear-Rainbow. Sportswear is the father company of Rainbow store. Sportswear is located at midtown Manhattan. Rainbow has more than 1,300 store all over United States. It is a private company and family owned business. This companys’ primary business is clothing but beside clothing this company also keeps shoes, cosmetics and some accessories in their store. This company provides all female products; for both adult and kids. The owner of this company is Solly; the CEO of the company is Joseph. The company was founded in 1935, which is about 85 years ago. I was working with the junior designer in the company.
2 news article about the company
- The company launched its first online app for customers in 2017
- in 2013 new location was opened at Greenville
During the trip we saw many machines but there were few of them which caught my interest. One of them is KIP C7800, Epson Stylus Pro 9800 and another is the Phillipsburg Mark II series.
The KIP C7800 is a wide color printer that provides a broad range of print submission methods, cloud-based printing, scan and copy, variable data printing and fully integrated stacking and folding. The KIP C7800 provides the most open, integrated and powerful wide-format color and B&W production solution out there. From color management to printing, applications drivers to touchscreen control to cloud printing capabilities, the system streamlines production workflow and increases productivity.
The models in the Epson Stylus Pro series have established themselves as reliable proofing solutions over many years in agencies, pre-press, printers, publishing and repro houses.
- Our new 44-inch wide Epson Stylus Pro 9800 sets new standards in the world of large format printing of photos, artistic prints and proofing.
- Naturally, our UltraChrome K3 ink sets and Epson Micro Piezo- print head technology is able to produce very precise skin-tones together with the finest details.
- Versatile media handling up to B0+ with manual sheet feed and roll feed
- Optimize print quality for the media used with interchangeable Matte or Photo Black inks
- Easy to configure black inks with white glove cartridge changing in just 12 minutes
- Output edge-to-edge on a wide range of media
- Easy to set up, use and maintain
- Lightfast images up to 75 years in color and over 100 years in black & white Flexible connectivity with USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 and optional networking
- Competitive cost of ownership
Phillipsburg Mark II Series
- Standard machine – base inserter, no machine control
- Standard machine with
Intelligence – adds machine control intelligence satisfying 4 key customer requirements
- Insert Station Selections
- Envelope Marking
- Envelope Diverting
- Quality Inspection
- Standard machine Bowe Bell Howell input feeders
- Cut Sheet Feeder
- Continuous Form
Features and Benefits
- Designed for self-maintenance users
- Low service and operating costs won’t significantly add to your bottom-line
- Variable speed to maximize machine performance and match against the material and application complexity
- Quick job changeover made possible by tool-less changes to all rails and guides and a motorized front table
- Single operator machine with easy access to all mechanical devices allows for easy set-up between jobs
- Long life-span means a quicker return on your investment
- Insert raceway and insert area are designed to control material which reduces the number of jams
- LCD displays to review machine throughput and job statistics
- Missed or double insert pull and material jams alert the machine to stop
- 6 & 12 station models are available
- Insert wedges and T plates
increase insert material capacity
- Ease-of-use and low maintenance
equals low cost-per-piece
- Delivery options include:
- Motorized belted turn over
This is a video from the Thanks Giving weekend. I went on a vacation during the long weekend with my family. We went to Poconos, Pennsylvania. This video shows the beautiful view from the back of the house. And a small firework activity with everyone at night. The second day the lake was frozen due to the temperature drop.