Hi, I'm the MANMAN summer intern. My internship is made up of a hodgepodge of design projects and small tasks, with occasional larger assignments. Anything that needs done, or anything I can do to get some things off of her plate… that’s what I’m there to do. I get a lot of different experiences and learn loads of new skills in order to accomplish all of my tasks.
It’s an amazing work environment as well—full of natural light, good art, and brilliant music. Not to mention, my boss is kind and interesting and always nice to talk to. All in all, my internship provides me with not only a job, but great experiences + memories.
[8:00am] Arrive at work, set up my table, check my email for any late-night assignments I might have gotten, fire up the music.
[8:30am] Start getting in the designer mood. This means filling my brain with inspiring pinterest boards, good music, + doing something creative (usually writing).
[9:00am] Boss arrives with mocha Frappuccinos. We intake our morning caffeine, discuss the general plan for the day and how busy we’ll be.
[9:15am] Get to work! Time to turn on the speakers, crack open the laptops, and check Todoist for the day’s assignments. Some have quick deadlines, so I head for those first… otherwise going through anything I can do without bothering the boss for files.
[9:45am] Various projects—responding to clients, making edits to photos and designs, arranging photobooks, etc.—all while listening to mini-jam sessions from Aaron and his electric guitars.
[10:30am] Impromptu discussion: exchanging notes on the work done so far, utilizing flashdrives + Google to catch each other up on files, beginning to discuss lunch plans.
[10:45am] Back to work… round 2!
[12:00pm] Grab a snack, stand up and stretch, play with Luna for a minute, anything to give my body + mind a quick rest so I can return to work with fresh productivity.
[12:30pm] Once again at work, time to switch up the tunes, crack my knuckles, down to business.
[1:30pm] Cut. Grab the leash + the pup, pause the music, + head out for a quick walk in the sunshine. It’s a good opportunity to chat, get some exercise and fresh air, as well as eat.
[2:30pm] Smiles wide and bellies full, we return for another round of edits, organization, and photography… anything and everything I can do to be of help.
[3:00pm] Scouring stocksy for beautiful images of everything from vegetables to signs to people. Believe me, you can find pretty pictures of anything if you look hard enough.
[4:00pm] My day has come to an end. Say goodbye to the boss, briefly review the last half of the day, and head out.