Ahh, the glamorous life of an intern, where shall I begin? I’m off to a great start with the team at Northwest Media. So far in my four weeks, every day at the office has been different and I’ve loved every minute of it. I often field the question, “How are you liking it?” My answer varies, but all of my responses attempt to describe how much fun I’m having, what great experience I’m gaining and how much I enjoy the people I work with. The follow-up question is much more difficult, “What do you do?” Well ladies and gentlemen, like I said, every day is a new adventure here at Northwest Media, but I’m going to do my best to shed some light on the many tasks I’ve worked on thus far.
When I work with Sarah, our brilliant web developer, it’s always a treat. I help her by adding web content to websites she is developing or updating. She has taught me how to create photo galleries within web pages and insert individual pictures as well as written content onto pages of a website.
I always receive my most interesting tasks from Jenny, our graphic design mastermind. Recently, I channeled my inner craft person and attempted to light up two cutouts for the Asotin County Storm Water campaign with Christmas lights. I used a powered drill, hot glue gun and plenty of love to bring this bright idea to life. I also get to help Jenny with the copy for some projects she works on, such as coming up with a creative phrase or catchy wording. Our proudest moment however, would have to be winning a Coldplay CD from a local radio station contest!
I have assisted Patrick, our creative photographer/videographer, on many various jobs. Our most recent endeavor was the construction of the Northwest Media window display focusing on our Senior Picture Experience. I also get to assist Patrick on video shoots and photo shoots, and I think it’s safe to say that holding a reflector is now my specialty. I wonder if you can get a degree in that…
I get to do a lot of writing with Michelle, our marketing expert and coordinator of chaos. She has given me the opportunity to write the copy for radio and newspaper ads. I have also created a brochure and flyer using Adobe Illustrator, a program that far exceeds my intelligence and often leads to frustration, but Michelle has been so patient and I couldn’t ask for a better teacher!
I can’t wait for what the rest of the summer has in store, and I am excited to learn as much as possible from this knowledgeable crew! And as always, GO COUGS!