Inevitably, mixed in with the more exciting opportunities, there were some simpler tasks, however, overall I am truly grateful to have gotten to know the illustration agency and staff, if only for a short time.
I was only here for two weeks, but this is not to say that I have not learnt a lot! Quite the opposite in fact: The staff kindly taught me to use various softwares, such as Cumulus and Microsoft Outlook, as well as getting the opportunity to create and design blog posts for the website. Also if I had any questions about how the agency operated, the staff were more than happy to provide answers.
As well as this, my portfolio was viewed on the last day and I received some extremely beneficial feedback: Some of my work was almost at publishing standard, and after university if I continued to build up the folio, they would definitely consider taking me on. Not only this, but I was advised on what to put in my folio and what kind of illustrations publishers would want to see.
So this, and sorting through existing illustrators folio’s, keywording christmas cards and scanning publisher’s documents has all familiarised me to the standard of work needed to get work as an illustrator. Which of course has been invaluable.
Having now completed the internship, I would recommend any creative person who was interested in this industry to work as an intern here. It may well have opened up some doors for me with regards to my career and again I am very thankful for the team at Advocate for allowing me to work with them!