I’ve started my first ever graphic design internship! It’s at Rokit which is a vintage retailer with 4 stores in London and a huge Warehouse + office based in North London. Unfortunately fate decided that I had to live the complete opposite side of London and it takes me an hour and half to get there but it’s well worth it. The Warehouse holds literally rails of THOUSANDS of vintage clothes and is every woman’s dream wardrobe! I initially applied for the Digital Marketing intern job which my housemate showed me online. It was also the only thing they had available but when I went to the interview I mentioned my graphics design degree and then got offered the internship in design! I have been doing the artwork for digital marketing, the e-commerce and print which is pretty much what I did for my Final Major Project! This job is literally my dream and so perfect for me and I’m really excited as they’re in the process of launching their brand spanking new website and it looks so much better than their current one.
Basically I moved back home from Uni on a Wednesday and got an interview for an internship at Rokit the day after and had to start the following Monday so I’ve been a little stressed out. It’s now 4 weeks since I moved home exactly and I still haven’t had enough time to unpack my insane amount of belongings residing in the living room. I have been waking up at 6am Mon-Fri to get to work on time and getting home at 6.30pm and being too tired to to do anything .
I’m now on my last week of the 4 week internship and I have to say I feel like I’ve achieved a lot. The working process is very fluid and there’s always something to do. They’ve literally given me a lot of responsibility and workload which, although very eye-straining from staring at a screen all day, I have really enjoyed doing.
So far I have created and sent out e-newsletters, designed flyers, designed badges, illustrated for the website, create header banners, created social media graphics, designed their press release papers and so much more! In a space of 4 weeks I feel like I’ve achieved a lot and I feel really lucky that I have managed to get an internship straight away as I know people on my course still haven’t found anything. I also had a massive fear of unemployment and this has helped me get through that by giving me that step up to achieving my goals of working in the fashion, digital marketing and e-commerce world!
Also, they have now extended my internship to 3 months and agreed to pay a tiny bit as well as travel. It’s better than nothing but I have been living off tesco value food for the past 3 weeks which is a sucker!
Love Becky X