Beotis — Accenture: Fjord —Eckhaus Latta — Firefly — adidas — YMA FSF — Nautica — Fender — KXSC Radio
I worked as a marketing intern for Beotis founder Tabia Yapp and agency coordinator Royal Scales. The agency’s roster contains leading voices that challenge us to wonder, reconsider, unlearn, and relearn conventions within today’s social constructs. They’re hailed from Forbes to The New York Times; some even contribute to Marvel and Netflix. From creating social media campaigns to helping strategize digital content, I’m proud to be supporting and contributing to a beautiful team and worthy purpose.
At Fjord, I learned firsthand what working at a professional design agency was like. I participated in meetings, chatted with design directors and multi-hyphenate design leads, and pitched a future-facing concept with my team member. The wonderful, talented people I met reconfirmed and elevated my belief that design is intrinsic to progress and reinvention.
Tucked away in a quiet studio in Arlington Heights, I worked as a production and design intern for Zoe Latta and her team. I rarely opened my computer (unless it was for Excel). Instead, I would spend a hazy afternoon organizing, folding, packaging, inspecting, and labeling clothes. I painted fabric and knitted runway pieces. This role brought me a lot of quiet joy and peace in the midst of a stacked spring semester. Every material, texture, and color I came across felt like a treat. The people around me were wonderful and beautiful. I am grateful to have experienced a piece of Eckhaus Latta’s world, as a fan of the brand, the team, and their work.
In the last semester of university, I took on the most intellectually, emotionally, and politically sensitive role I’ve ever had. Creating accessibility to warmth for refugees in Greece is already difficult. Processing the nuances of collaboration with global partners and my position taking this role created questions I had never asked myself. This experience has been insightful and heartbreaking. I am fortunate to have worked within a talented team to tackle this painful issue.
Spring 2018: By chance, I worked with Ben Herath (designer behind the UltraBoost) to conceptualize and prototype a basketball shoe of the future.
A working at Nautica looked like this: sorting through Lil Yachty’s archived collection, sketching outfits for SS2019, walking store to store in the garment district, carrying five bags of samples while sitting in the subway, and loving every second. I regularly communicated with designers, technical, merchandising, and directors to get the job done.
*Bonus: Met my beautiful friend and co-founder – Tara – there
I love art! Always have and always will.