My performance on the job can be rated as above average but of course not perfect, 8/10. I think my communication is strong but there were a few instances where I could have communicated information in a timelier manner. I complete most projects either on time or ahead of time, but the amount of time for a task on it could be more efficient. It slacks due to technical issues and having to relearn how to use program functions. When I cannot meet a deadline, I communicate my concerns as soon as it is recognized. Personality wise, I am very much right to business, but I know this is a more relaxed environment where work comes first but being real is also important. While I share honest opinion my personality does not get to shine. With time this will change, but it would be helped to have skills to help break the anxiety quicker.
The bulk of my tasks are related to video editing. Currently, I have completed one video blog entry for Jordan’s blog and I am working on sizzles for an online show Love Darviny. The sizzle is to help secure funding for the next season. For this project, I am going to be taught the process for getting sponsors in addition to the correct way to create this media. In addition to video editing, I am also a creating a business to business media deck for an Exude, a Fitness Company. What is interesting about this project is that the client is not actually clear about what they want. We waited for the client to send the copy for the deck and when we received it instead of a complete transcript they wrote a summary of what it should say including an “etc.” instead of indicating intended information. I do not understand.
Now that the internship further along into the term, my defined rolls include but are not limited to designing decks and layouts and video editing. Having my supervisor spell this out for me is helping me refine skills that I will be selling for my own future business is a priceless opportunity.
Here is a link to watch a draft of the sizzle for Love Darviny.
With Starbaby, I get to learn how to work as a freelancer. When I am not working from home, the team will meet in a free Wi-Fi location, like a nice hotel lobby lounge area. It is an extremely relaxed environment but with a commitment to the work. If we are working on something for a long time and need to take my eyes off the screen for a minute we just communicate that need and go to get a coffee or a snack for a few minutes. What matters is meeting the deadline. I have selected two five-hour blocks that are dedicated just to the internship but more often I am taking the work home.
This is a successful type of work environment for me because it is not high stress and allows for adjustments for unexpected incidents. I am afraid that if I do work for a larger company in the future I would hate the hard and fast rules of what I imagine cooperate life is. When figuring out what I want to do with this degree it was important to me that I work for a small company but not a start-up. Now that I am living that goal I don’t want to stop.
This is the loung to the Maxwell Hotel where we frequent.
I work with the Chief Executive Officer, Jordan Elisabeth Gelber. I was lucky enough to be referred by Professor during the first week of the semester. At first, I did not think the internship was going to work out, The Jordan was very hard to get in contact with. When I expressed my concerns to the Professor, she encouraged me to reach out in several ways before throwing in the towel. After a week or so of having thin contact with the CEO, we were finally able to have a telephone interview. The process not out of the ordinary. Jordan has had successful interns from City Tech they are referred. So there was established trust and I have a genuine interest in film production, editing, and broadcast design which makes me a good fit for this company. After inquiring about my experience, we set up the starting date.
Once I started I was thrown right in working on concepts for videos and photo shoots for in-house productions. The next week I met with the Beauty Company Client one on one to draft signs and service menus for a new UK location. Currently, I completed a media deck for a fitness company and assigned work for advertisements for a series of events for a new client. While coming to the end of my Senior year in college I have been struggling to figure out where I wanted to take these skills, but this internship is helping to define what ways I will be marketing on upon graduation next year.
My instinct was to jump right in a create fun backgrounds to make the document interesting. The deck was inspired by elements from the companies’ website.
Samples from the 98 page deck
I work with a startup production company called Starbaby Enterprises. The CEO Jordan is transitioning their company focus from public relations, marketing, and counseling to in-house content. This is a small private company where my co-intern T and I work directly with the CEO. The tasks as an intern her is video editing and graphic design.
My first few weeks with the company I was able to work remote from home completing a vlog for the CEO’s YouTube (Vlog) . When the team met for the first time, it was of a hotel lobby of Maxwell. Comfortable work space with great coffee. Because of the Jewish holiday, I met directly with the CEO of the Wink Brow Bar one on one developing in-store signage and service menus.
Bellow are mockups of in-house wall signage for the pending United Kingdom location.
First Floor Wall
Above is the working file of the service menu.
Starbaby was founded in August 2013, this year marked their 5th year. During this time the founder was featured in two articles by YHM Mag. https://yhmmagazine.com/2013/12/04/jordanelizabethgelber/
The first article is all about Jordan’s accomplishments. Founding Starbaby at 25 and having a successful career as a graphic designer. She also planned the Janique Fashion Show that was featured in the article also.
The second article The Burlesque Boudoir; All You Need to Know https://yhmmagazine.com/2014/08/15/burlesque-boudoir/ describes Jordan overcoming negative comments from people on a social media post. Her message to the haters, “There is a stigma that women can’t be smart and sexy. I want to show that I could be the brains behind my project and I have the [guts] to really put myself out there.” I couldn’t agree more.