Thursday, October 02, 2008

Yes Way!


This announcement feels unreal.

Here it is: I am probably getting an intern!

I know.

I'm obviously very very excited. It seems grand. I'm nervous that I may look like a joke but I also think that Argyle Whale could be a pretty helpful internship for an art student. The college I graduated from (Montserrat College of Art) will, hopefully, be matching me up with a student who hopes to open their own online business and I'll be showing them all that I've learned about branding, networking, marketing, customer service, product styling and all that good stuff. My goal is to help a student know how to start their business so they don't have to muck around listlessly for a couple years like I did when I was trying to figure it all out on my own.

I still have a lot to learn myself but I'm happy to share what I know and (of course) an extra pair of hands is more than welcome!

Gopher image above is by Justin Liew. I promise I won't treat my intern like one!

7 comments:

Handmade Education said...

I wish I lived in the Boston area! I would sign up to be your intern in a second...

Kim Bagwill said...

Congrats! I had an couple of interns back when I was putting out a magazine and it was awesome! You get some help and they get to learn so much!

Cicada Studio said...

You go, you mentor, you! That's a pretty sweet deal!

Christine said...

How grand!! You have come a long way baby :o)

Underground Art School said...

That is such a great idea! Art buddy system is always helpful.

Brook said...

thats exciting! I wish you could teach me how to not "muck around" I just opened my etsy yesterday!

Hobocamp Crafts said...

That is some serious-fun info! Anyone would be lucky to intern & see the inner workings of your shop & overall artwork. It looks great for their resume and who doesn't want extra help! I interned at Planned Parenthood in college and had a very positive experience! You go girlie- Have fun!