When I first interviewed for the internship at Creative Mellen, Kevin asked me what I liked about design, and I said everything. Then he asked me where I wanted to focus in design, and I said anywhere. It was two days after graduation when I began my internship, and since then I still have the same answers to Kevin’s questions.
More than ever I am confused about where I want to be, or what I want to be doing with graphic design. And although this confusion sometimes has me spinning, my internship here has helped me to improve my skill set. I now feel more confident so that I can work on many different projects, and think about solutions to design problems in multiple ways. Because of this internship I have gone from an undergrad with little to no design experience, to a designer who is working for a successful studio, and who has multiple freelance clients of my own.
My jump from undergrad, to intern, to designer is all due to the trust, encouragement, and respect I have received during my time at Creative Mellen. Truly, I’ve never felt like an intern, but a peer, working closely with my colleagues in order to solve problems and to get our job done. After three months here, I may still be as open to possibilities as I was when I left the university, but with what I’ve learned I have grown in confidence, and I know that with whatever comes, I’ll be able to meet any challenge.