Internships, mentoring, ongoing education and career learning, all are core aspects of Designsensory. This spring, we welcomed our first high school intern, Kristin Eubanks, a senior from Hardin Valley Academy. The entire DS team was impressed with Kristin’s motivated spirit, her understanding of the industry and willingness to both listen and participate in the conversation. Here’s an excerpt from her journal.
When entering Designsensory on the first day, I thought the environment would be very formal, but the surroundings were very personal. With the open office configuration, creativity seems to flow when you step into the building. Needless to say, I was warmly welcomed by all the employees. I tried to be open-minded, listen to everyone and learn as much as possible.
During my “work-study” at Designsensory, I was put into so many situations I had never been in before: business meetings on and offsite, a photo shoot, conference calls and other tasks. I participated in quite a bit of research, taking away the impression of the importance of research to every project, vital to creating and molding ideas. A significant conversation occurred with graphic designer Sarah Loebner, who loves her job. Sarah reminded me that it is always most important to pursue your goals.
I feel overjoyed with how well my senior portfolio experience unfolded, and with the valuable things I learned from DS team members. Honestly, there is not anything I would change or do differently within my internship. I do wish my internship with Designsensory lasted longer! A wonderful group of individuals, Designsensory immensely inspired me in the short time I was able to be a part of the team.