During a regular day we work filling out online orders and call ins. Cheryle (Mike’s wife) and Sergio (Mike’s father) create invoices for orders and put the for the print que, the Mike (boss) sends the file info to the printers and sets the sizing accordingly. Then we send the prints off and apply the proper finishes, such as hem and gromets or pole slips for stands. I’ve have been working close with mike to learn how to send the work orders to the printers and get them on the right material. The work attire is casual and comfortable clothing, incase you get ink or anything on your clothes, and comfortable sneakers since your moving back and forth all day. I have a desk in a corner of the main room and work off my own personal laptop to do any work. My typical hours are between 9 am and 2 pm. All my bosses are very generous and provide food whenever they eat.
I started looking for an internship 3 weeks prior to taking the class. I wanted to find something in my field, something that I already had experience in. Liquid dreams design is 5 mins away form my house and I as a advertising designer print is a major thing to know in my field. I came in for 2 interviews, one was just a walk in to discuss the internship and the second was more formal where we talked about my skills and knowledge. I have a lot of experience in customer service and I know a great deal about printing already so it seemed like a perfect fit. We agreed to the terms of the internship and i’ve been working with them ever since.
I work for an independent print company located between Ave Y and West 3rd, It’s called Liquid Dreams Design. We work in making Large scale prints at high photo quality and in whole sale. The size of the shop is about 40’x15’ around 600 sq.ft. Since this is a privately owned company a lot of the customers know use on a first name basis which provides a lot of returning business. Our main services is large scale printing, step & repeats, banners, posters, window clings, mesh banners, stickers and a lot more. The company started about 18 years ago, and there weren’t any big moments in history that changed this company drastically. We are power looking into buying a new machine that print straight to sub-straight. I work between several positions, answering phone calls for orders, design for clients that have an idea for prints, changing material for the printers based on the orders and making sure that the customers get the right prints weather it be pick up or shipping.
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