22 Aug No Such Day as Normal Day
Honestly, it’s hard to describe a normal day at work here at my adverting internship because it doesn’t seem to exist! Last week we had an art exhibition called Now&Them: “Chinese Whispers” where the profits go to our charity, and this week we had a photo-shoot for a Chinese baby company.
All last week my days consisted of proofreading, copywriting and managing the Now&Them venue. From the beginning of June, when I started my internship, to now I have been facilitating and aiding my co-workers with all the details of the exhibition. Since we had other clients alongside our Now&Them project, I was an essential part of the in being the bridge between the two.
I was fortunate to go to the venue the day of the event around 3 pm and help with a few small tasks as we prepared for the guests. A few branded toothpicks into food here and there and silent auction flyer posting later, we greeted around 250 guests. I spoke with the founder of my agency, and I got to meet many of the writers and artists as well. Overall, it was a jam-packed night full of conversation with different people from different countries and from different backgrounds.
In addition, I was also busy casting and confirming models for the baby photo-shoot. We needed 3 mom models, 2 dad models, 3 toddlers, and 2 babies. The shoot was over a three-day period starting on Monday. I was able to go on the 2nd and 3rd days where we shot in a studio, the Bund, and in an apartment. It was very interesting to see the entire process behind each photo; from how the models were dressed, to their hair, and to the placement of furniture and toys. It really provided me with insight into how art direction is taken and given.
Although it sounds very hectic, it was all very rewarding and engaging because I have learned so much in a small amount of time. The weeks ahead are looking bright!