I am thrilled to announce I was an Intern with Missy Empire for two weeks for work experience. See below for my work and the blog for my overall experience with the Missy Girls.
I was able to create my own content for Twitter and Facebook and upload this using a scheduling programme and found fun tweets, memes and quotes to write to generate media for the Missy Empire target audience.
The blog is taken from Missy Empire’s website blog.missyempire.com “LIFE AS A MISSY EMPIRE INTERN”.
Gals, we are bringing you a newbie blog post all about being an intern at Missy Empire. We had the pleasure of showing Amy round the office and getting her to join the creative team for 2 weeks. We thought it would be super insightful to get her to write a blog post all about interning with the missy fam and what she learned. So I’ll stop with the chat and let this babe takeover…
Being an intern for Missy Empire has been such a great experience. Being able to learn new skills and meet the girls behind the company has been my complete highlight. All the gals at Missy Empire have been so welcoming and inspiring. Giving off positive vibes all day, every day. Working here for the past 2 weeks has made me have a completely different outlook towards my work and to always have fun. Throughout my time at Missy Empire I got to work with the E-commerce, Digital Marketing, Social Media and Graphic Design gals. And I am so grateful for everything I have learnt and the time they have spent with me individually showing me there roles.
Ecommerce Babe – Sam
Sam taught me how the listing process works and creating up and coming blog posts with a lot of sass. It was really exciting to see the preparation behind the products you see online and how everything is done to give the missy girls the best experience. I also really enjoyed looking through the blog posts she writes and I got to find gifs for a new blog post. And of course got to write this post and seeing it come together at the end is so rewarding.
Digital Marketing Bae – Amy
Amy creates the ads and marketing emails for Missy Empire, which I was really excited to see how they work and how I could help out. I loved working with Amy because I was able to make some emails to go out to the customers. Then design gifs that are currently live on our social media and create some ads based on my own findings. It feels so amazing to see my own work on Missy Empires social platforms. – it’s so fulfilling!
Social Media Hun – Libby
Libby is super fun and is the gal behind all the funny memes and keeping the content up to date on all Missy Empires social platforms. I had a great time working with Libby because I was able to schedule posts using my own content of memes and funny videos. Then reach out to companies for a collab, which made me feel like a big part of the team. I love the vibe Libby has and it shows throughout all of the Missy Empire social channels.
Graphic Design Queen – Imaan
Imaan is super creative and full of energy. I learnt how to create Photoshop gifs which was something I hadn’t done in my Graphic Design degree yet. And something I didn’t even know was possible, so this was really exciting. I felt really inspired from what Imaan taught me, especially when she also showed me her ‘Inspo’ folders. These were groups of folders full of ideas/fonts and colours she liked and collected. This is another tip I can use for my future projects, as I can create my own inspiration folders full of things I like. This can help to influence my future projects and design decisions.
Amaze Intern Gal – Amy
My personal goals is to finish my degree in Graphic Design. Taking on the skills I have learnt being a Missy intern and apply them to my final year. I may have only been at Missy Empire for 2 weeks but I have learnt so much. I just can’t wait to see what the future holds for me. Thanks again to Missy Empire!
Overall, it has been such a great experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with. I have learnt so much about each role I assisted and that having a positive attitude can lead to the best creative results. My favourite thing was engaging with different aspects of Missy Empire to see how it all comes together. I love how communication is key in order to deliver the best out of the brand.
YCN Brief – Energy Saving Trust (2019)
My fourth University brief entailed the launch of the live YCN brief. I choose Energy Saving trust, the brief was aimed at young adults to try and convince them to turn their technology off at the switch. I came up with the campaign of “Unplug & Save” and used different electronics to give the impression that they are eating money due to not being turned off at the plug. By idea has three different characters: Sally, Kevin and Connor. The campaign is aimed at both men and female and the characters feature an ideology of being the young adults themselves. Really happy with the development of this project and the final outcome.
My first project of Year 2 for my course was the brief “The Poster”. We was given a row and a bay where we would select a book from the library, I choose the book Pop Art and came across a retro image of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck. Inspired by this picture, I used the colour, composition and narrative to create an abstract Op Art illusion poster. The requirements for this brief meant that the image had to be present in some way and five words we selected from the book. I choose: Simplification, Pop, Patterns, Abstract and Expressionists. I also took inspiration from Josef Müller-Brockmann grid systems where in the later developments in my posters, I tried his theory of grids and text together. I worked with a range of developments of composition and type to achieve my final poster.
To see abstract developments – click here.