Here are some shots from a day in Philadelphia with my best friend
I loved guardians of the galaxy two. Not as much as one but still awesome.
Always eat the Cheetos no matter what time of day it is. Whether its breakfast or right before bed. They don't go to the stomach they go to the heart. Just make sure you have a tooth brush because I'm applying to jobs and sending thank yous to companies that took the time to look at my portfolio and although my heart is happy my teeth feel terrible; but in retrospect I'm glad I did this now and not before my job interview because knowing me I wouldn't have a toothbrush in my car. (Life Tip 1 1/2: make sure not to wipe you hands on your pants after an interaction with Cheetos. Common sense I know but at the same time....)
May 4, 2017
I mainly worked on projects that needed to be finished up. I really enjoy being in the office with Don and Shane they are super nice and we have good chats about design and life. It's kind of slow because I can't really be given big projects because my last day is tomorrow, but I'm fixing documents and helping set up layouts which is fun.
May 5, 2017
Today is my last day. I've had such a great experience here I honestly wish I could work here. This has given me such hope for my future as a designer. I really look forward to having a job in advertising in the future. I am going to miss everyone in the office! I went out to lunch with the girls of the office to celebrate Cinco De Mayo, we went to Sofritos. It was cool to talk with them outside the office. They got me ice cream cake!!! I was so happy because ice cream cake is my favorite! I gave them cookies (i forgot to take a pic tho) I made cool packaging (lowkey a throwback to other Sara lol) but mine was just orange circles with thank you on it I also got James cookies without gluten and lactose (he has a specific diet so I was helping a brother out). It was a slow day with work stuff but otherwise it was an awesome close to an awesome internship. Thanks Kresge.
So there was a competition that Adobe had that I created a video for it.
April 27, 2017
Today I spent a chunk of my time working on looking up photos, its shockingly difficult to find good photos that show a lot of floor. I also have been working on social posts for Don. I need to revamp the style and possibly try crazy things that might just work
April 28, 2017
Today was so weird. It was a normal day but it was fast and slow at the same time. I also didn't do a lot today. I asked Chrissy if she needed help and I did a little bit of that but she wasn't here so it was over email and it was slightly confusing but we worked it out and got things done. I went out to lunch with the guys which was fun because we went to this place where they give you ridiculously large sandwiches (that i proceeded to leave on the counter at home....yeah it went bad...I'm pretty upset about it) I digress! After that I spent the day trying to close some jobs and working on the exercise Don gave me.
May 1, 2017
Today was my comp day for working over the weekend two weeks ago.
May 2, 2017
I was moved today! It's kind of nice because now my desk fits my tall stature. Plus this chair is so comfy I wish they would let me have the chair because its become my favorite thing to sit in. So I'm over with Shane, Don, and Jim which is nice because Derek's wife is having(had?) a child and he won't be in until I leave. So I had to say bye to him last Wednesday, but now I am not in an office by myself which is nice. I talked to Don about the social posts and we will probably talk to Jeff tomorrow about them. At the end of the day I helped Shane with setting up some photography equipment.
so yeah, I've been really slacking, but that video last week got me super busy last week. I have zero excuses for Monday and Tuesday tho....
Using that system I talked about a couple of week ago I fixed some posts for facebook for a client. I also started to redesign an instruction book for a client so that it has better flow. It was lowkey really difficult at first. I had zero assets. But you’re probably thinking Sarah just put the pdf in illustrator! Those layers! But you would be wrong. I could into illustrator but everything was one page. So I kind of had to Frankenstein the whole document, but it’s fine cause now it looks amazing. I later in the day met with Derek and Rich to talk about an ad I will be working on tomorrow while I wait for voiceovers. Rich is hilarious and those two together are really funny. The rest of the day I talked with Shane and started putting FPO versions of videos and pictures into Premiere.
Today I was waiting on voiceovers. They were supposed to come over at 11am but they came over at 1pm. For the morning I worked on an ad for Derek, it was for a program TAG created which is really cool. For the most part Derek gave me direction on how to design it but I got to work the color palette how I wanted and I made some design decisions that he agreed with. #AmIDoingThisRight?
The voice over came over after lunch I spent the rest of the day putting the voiceover in and fixing the wholes that were left in the videos. I had to find more pictures and videos as well.
ALSO KRESGE CAME TO VISIT. Which was pretty exciting. We talked about internship and life. I think it was a really good talk. She gave me some insight on some things I’ve been over thinking. She doesn’t know me that well so I feel like the advice was unbiased which is what I needed.
Today was straight up just video editing I had to get basically everything edited so the client could see what it would eventually look like, and Derek gave me icons to work with to animate in. They moved me to a different computer which was amazing because this one freezes like no other and I think this chair is giving me back problems, I kind of want to ask if I can change chairs but like I’m nervous to ask because that’s who I am. (like im basically done with internship (I think I have two more weeks) sooooo to ask or not to ask that is the real question).
The video is coming along nicely. I am going to have to finish over the weekend.
So apparently the video I worked on is being shown to Disney. #nopressure. That is awesome and yet nerve racking. But during the Monday meeting it was shown to everyone and they all seemed to like it. Of course I was red in the face because everyone clapped for me, don’t get me wrong I like getting credit as much as the next person but at the same time I get embarrassed. I’m better when its me and someone else getting credit I can share the embarrassment. It was really awesome of them though to let me have such an important project. Partly due to the fact Shane knows what I’m capable of. Slightly due to the fact no one else had time to, but mainly because he believed in my skills. It was nice because I feel like there are times I don’t believe in my skills, so to have someone from the industry believe in me is really great. I think was either him or Kevin who said “Sorry, to tell you but you have a future in this industry!” jokingly obviously but it was just really nice to hear. Derek had me fix a proposal sheet so it said the right things and there weren’t odd graphics behind the words. He also had me start working on email templates, which was really interesting because it was kind of like wire framing, which I think, is fun. I also was working of fixing things for social media posts Rob and I have been working for the last month.
April 26, 2017
I finished the email templates and Derek was down with most of my style choices. We also decided on a way to set up the one to match the wire-framed site. I talked with Rob about the social media posts that hopefully can go up tomorrow. I also I talked with Don and he gave me a job to kind of lowkey revamp social media posts. So not change entirely but to give it a little something extra. (As I typed that I played the scene from the new Beauty and the Beast where Lafou is talking to Gaston and Gaston is like OMG I love belle she is like no other and lafou goes she has a sense of je ne sais quoi and gaston is like….i don’t what that is. And I was like give a little je ne sais quoi…..i digress) So that is what I will be doing for the rest of the week I think.
April 27, 2017
So today is lowkey a mess to me. I’m super tired after having 10 hours of sleep (who is tired after having 10 hours?? Why am I like this) but that isn’t the main reason it is a mess. So I created thumbnails for Don, guess who isn’t here….Don. C’est la vie. I put all the photos up for the social media posts so it should be done forever now…well until the client needs more but I probably won’t be here for that. But they have to go off the style I created which is awesome. Jeff lefts me edits on the instructions booklet for a client so I fixed those. I mainly worked on stuff for Don and like I kind of messed up but not terribly so it’s okay. I did more then I was suppose to, so did I really mess up? We talked and I figured out what my direction is now. I also had a meeting with Derek, Rob, and Kevin. I need to search for photos for a display for a trade show. The design is really cool so I just have to find photos equally as cool.
I've seriously given up on everyday posting. I just don't have the time so from here on unless I'm not busy I will be posting days together because...its who I am.
April 17, 2017
Today was slightly eventful. I worked on a bunch of different projects. First off I created a pamphlet which was pretty exciting because I haven't created one since high school. I then went on to help Rob with different web pieces, we had to fit different pictures into different sizes and sometimes it worked....other times, lets just say it wasn't pretty. We had to work around that which was challenging but good. I also made a bunch of clipping masks for the one client's photos. That took up a lot of my day. I talked with Shane and he is thinking about giving me a project tomorrow....I'm excited and worried...at the same time.
April 18, 2017
Today was slow and fast at the same time I started out the morning working on the web pieces from yesterday. Rob asked me to finish up the ones he was working so I did that. Then a good part of the day talking to Shane about the video he wanted me to work on. Then while I waited for the files I went to Chrissy and helped her schedule facebook posts. I learned NUVI which was interesting and I think a good resource. I started the video for Shane. I also had to redo a part of one of the videos in After Effects I helped on. I made it too slow and he wanted the animation to be a bit faster which was no problem. I continued on working on the video and I finished what I could and I finished making the schedule for the post for Chrissy. All in all I think it was a good day, I'm tired and have to go home and work on my Independent Study but today was good.
#thatmomentwhen you save your journal posts instead of actually save and publishing them.....three days in a row. So now they are going to be copy and pasted all in one because I'm a salty soul.
April 11, 2017
Today I worked on the table top mostly. I spent the day printing stuff and putting things together.
April 12, 2017
I was sick.
April 13, 2017
Today I went to Walmart to grab a helium tank for balloons. I spent most of the day helping take pictures of different clients items. I help arrange them in different ways and even found a clever way to get the balloons situated. I'm a genius lmao. I really like the type of work where you put stuff together to create a scene. The rest of the day was spent working in After Effects creating small clips for Shane. At the end of the day Rob asked me if I could create clipping paths for a client's pictures. I only got to one of them because we kept dealing with the table top.
April 14, 2017
Good Friday. No Work.
I'ma leave this right here.
check out the second link to read from AdWeek about how board games are making a comeback in a big way.....plus that's where I found exploding kittens.
April 10, 2017
First of all I want you all to know that I almost put Friday as the day and March as the month....yep that's a normal Monday for ya. So here we go. First of this morning started off pretty interesting came to internship wearing the shirt I slept in because hey it's a classy shirt and I'm a classy lady. (I hope the people at my internship don't read my blog #embarrassedbutnotembarrassed) I really just imagine me walking through the office in this shirt and them totally Game of Throne-ing it, and yelling shame as I walk downstairs to get my morning coffee, which for some reason I waited until 11:30 to get. But before 11:30, I worked on panels for the one client's trifold board. I fixed them all and later today I will be a mini-mock if you will (for those who don't understand miniature mock-up) of it to show Rob and then Diane. I also was given the task of changing things for a sign for the agency. So I finished all of those and now we wait for Rob to come back. Hopefully before 3:15 because I have a doc appointment at 4, which will hopefully let me return to full duty at my job. (I'll keep you all updated on the doc appoint and if I get more work, if I don't get more work I will be attempting to work on my internship project) -end at 1:18-
*loosens tie* Seriously I'm trying to post everyday....sometimes I'm super busy....other times I just forget *nervous laugh*
without further ado
April 5, 2017
Today I worked on the video I’ve been editing for a competition. I also made some stickers for a company. They came back and picked the white ones I made. So now I have to make sheets of stickers for them. I talked to Shane for a bit about different premiere pro skills. I really enjoy talking to Shane because he really enjoys the work he does and he is so knowledgeable about it all. I’m always worried about asking dumb questions and he always tells me that’s a good question and knows the answer. That is goals I have for myself, to be able to have someone ask me questions about software and be able to answer within five seconds without being on the software.
Cups of Coffee: 2
Water Bottle Refills: 4
April 6, 2017
Today was terrible. Nothing particularly bad happened at internship it was just a bad day if that makes sense. Some outside stuff was really bugging me and made me very worrisome but when I had work to do it wasn’t on my mind which was good. I really enjoy just throwing myself into work because it distracts me from what bothers me. Today I worked on some panels for out client. We are making a trifold board for them with their information and I get to help design the style of the panels. I think it’s cool they are letting me help make a style that will kind of be the style for a while for the brand. I got to sit in a meeting with Shane, Jeff, and Rich. Yesterday Rich asked me to come up with music for a how to video. I got a couple songs but they didn’t quite fit, so I went back and found more music to try. Hopefully one of the five songs I found fits.
Cups of Coffee: 1
Water Bottle Refills: 1 (but I had Gatorade so like electrolytes?)
April 7, 2017
I’ve been working on the panels first thing this morning. We also got revisions on the stickers. So I’ve been changing all of those. Shane and James pulled me into a meeting about the how to videos. I am doing After Effects things to the video. I’m so hyped! Not only do I get to use things I learned in school but I also get to use software that I taught myself! Shane is pretty happy with my knowledge of the programs and I didn’t even take motion graphics.
Cups of Coffee: 1
Water Bottle Refills: 4
March 31, 2017
Early April Fools. There is no entry today because I don't remember what I did. Joke is on me.
April 3, 2017
Rob had given me something to work on, on Friday. For the most part I finished it. I just need Rob to look over it and tell me what I had to change, because there is always room to improve. I got those edits back and fixed them. He had me stamp the printed out versions of the panels I made. So now we wait. I've been working on editing a video in premiere pro, Shane who works mainly in premiere and after effects has been giving me pointers and teaching me things. It's awesome I didn't even have to take motion graphics to learn. (For those who don't know Motion Graphics is a class Kutztown offers to learn After Effects usually taught by the awesome Professor Miller. But I didn't have space last semester and this semester it was offered during my internship, so C'est la vie.) It's awesome I have a chance to learn from someone while on internship and see it applied to his everyday work.
Cups of Coffee: 1
Water Bottle Refills: 2
April 4, 2017
I sat with Shane today for like 30 min. and he gave me a intro to After Effects. I learned so much just in the 30 min. He is seriously one of the coolest people, he finds time during the day to help me out. Rob was in late due to personal reasons so I went around and asked everyone if they needed help but right now is a slow time because they just finished a bunch of projects so no one really needed help. I talk to public relations department and they told me the job that I was working on yesterday was reviewed and on Rob's desk. I got the revisions and I changed everything accordingly. We are sending it to the client today to show them how it looks and if they want changes. After all that I had Shane look over the video I am working on. I will post the video to my blog once I submit it to a contest. I'm still like in between what I want to do for my internship project. I think I might contact my professor and run some ideas by her.
Cups of Coffee: 2
Water Bottle Refills: 4
March 29, 2017
So I forgot to post Wednesday....I had the time but i forgot. I've been waiting for feedback, but I was told I have to wait till Derek comes back so I have to wait until tomorrow to get feedback on the social media posts. Rob didn't have anything to give me, so me being the awesome intern I am, went around and asked everyone if they needed help. Only Chrissy need help. I spent most of my day following different companies on twitter for one of our clients. I listened to the whole Hamilton soundtrack twice today. I also think that's an accomplishment all in it's self. Today was very slow moving, but I figured some days would be.
(I drank zero water and coffee)
March 30, 2017
Ugh traffic was brutal. I left at 7:30 am to get here (USUALLY I get here at like 7:50-8:00am) I got here at 9:00 am?!!?! 222 and 422 was backed up like no other. I may or may not have sang Hamilton in my car at the top of my lungs with the windows down because we were in stopped traffic.
DEREK IS BACK! Which is awesome because now I have someone in office to talk to. He left for lunch tho.... I haven't gotten to talk to him about the project yet. Hopefully we can today. I've been working on different things today for kind of myself. I've been thinking about my project (still zero ideas) and I worked on some stuff for the COC because Rob said I could. It's around 1:00 pm as I type this and I'm on my break but I think I'm gonna walk around and see if anyone needs any help today. I'm not bored, I just don't like sitting here without internship work, I also don't have the wifi password so I can't download the fonts I need for my COC job. Side note I think Chrissy really likes me which is awesome because she is hilarious!
March 28, 2017
Today is pretty slow. I fixed some of the things from yesterday. I had to go get food today for lunch because I forgot food as per usual. Before I left Rob came in and looked over everything and told me to fix 3 pieces and then we would send it to Derek and Don. So right now I am just waiting for direction but Rob had to leave so now I'm just here thinking what to do for my project and I have no idea what to do. Hopefully I figure it out.
Cups of Coffee: Twoish? (I say two because I had starbucks mocha thing and that is seriously two cups worth)
Water Bottle Refills: 2 (better then yesterday!)
March 27, 2017
Due to the meeting on Friday today was mainly spent on reworking and some what redoing parts of the posts I've been working on. We have set color palette so I had to change everything to that according to which group they were part of. #lifeofadesigner Just kidding, but seriously though it was fine and I had to finish everything by three. I had Rob look at some of the things I corrected and redid and he liked where I was going and gave a few pointers on where my type should go and what phrases should be together while other words and phrases should be split or put in different areas. I feel like I'm learning different ways to set type because different designers have different options about where I should put things but they also have similar tastes.
Cup of Coffee: 1/2 (I made one it tasted terrible. I couldn't finish it.)
Water Bottle Refill: 0 (I did drink a whole bottle....i just didn't feel like getting up so I only had one the whole day.)
March 24, 2017
Finished cleaning up social media posts.
Went to Mission BBQ with the guys.
Had a meeting, we talked about the posts I created. I am basically helping create the social brand for the clients. In the words of Don "No Pressure Though.". This is going to be a great portfolio piece and I'm learning a lot about social presence, typographic setting, and impact of words and pictures. This is really interesting to me and I really hope it turns out great.
(Today is Designathon!)
Cups of Coffee: 0 this is weird for me
Water Bottle Refills: 2 I'm never reaching my goal for the day! crap.
So I didn't realize that on squarespace you can't set the date. So I will have to start posting every day due to that reason. C'est la vie. So for this week all of the week will be in one post sadly, next week I will do better. (or so I will tell myself.)
March 20, 2017
Around 9:00 am sat in a meeting with the team. We went over what's been done and what is due for the agency for the week and future months.
Got work around 10:00 am. I will be working on social media posts for one of TAG's clients.
I am in the office of the director of digital strategies (Derek). He has really good taste in music. I listen to my own but sometimes when there is a song I like I take my headphones out cause he listens to boppin music, but its also pretty mellow. It's a nice work environment.
I made a bunch of the social media pieces they asked for. I have to meet with Rob to talk about the direction they are going in so that his pieces and mine match for the brand that the client wants.
I forgot my lunch today. So I went to a place near by to grab food and they mistakenly gave me extra food. I ordered 1 sandwich, panini if you will, and I got a second. Thanks Sean (that's whose sandwich I got).
I think I'm getting a cold.....I hope its allergies but it might be more.
Coffee Count: 1*
Water Bottle Refills: 3
* I spilled my coffee on myself....and I got part of my lunch on my shirt. Please never take me anywhere in public that involves liquids or sauces.
Today was a really good first day. Everyone is super nice and I like the work I'm doing.
March 21, 2017
Today I had to go in later then usual I had to get an MRI, which they were cool with it.
Got here around 10:00 am-ish and started working on the pieces again working on revisions and talking with Rob.
They took me out for lunch which was so cool. I got to hang with the guys and got to know some of them better and talk with them about TAG.
I came back and worked on the post some more.
All in all a really good day.
Coffee Count: 2
Water Bottle Refills: 4
March 22, 2017
It's official I defiantly have a cold.
I got revisions on my posts at 9:00 am.
I've been working on them for most of the day. Listening to K-POP and doing typography work. Is this real life? Is this how I'm going to spend my days in the future, because I can really get used to this honestly. This is basically the goals I have and I can't wait to actually be in an ad agency working for them day in and day out.
Derek is nervous about my sickness. I'm not going to come in tomorrow because I really don't want anyone to get sick.
I got revisions on my posts at 3:00 pm, I fixed some of them but I have such a head cold that I need to leave and sleep over this sickness.
March 23, 2017
So sick. Didn't go in today. Rob said it was fine. (Got meds and sleep the two things I've been needing)