I went to the studio in City Chambers on Friday afternoons after class to gain some experience in working in a professional design environment. I was responsible for doing publication and event research as well as regularly updating the companies social media, creating more brand awareness and popular posts. Kabe had not long moved offices so I helped unpack boxes of samples and organise documents which was useful to familiarise myself with company contacts and how the business was ran.
Due to the nature of my studies I felt it was crucial to gain some experience within the fashion industry before I graduate. Obscure Couture gave me a first hand insight and hands on experience to all the aspects of running a business from scratch. I went to the design studio once a week on my timetabled day off university, working 10am-6pm alongside the OC team and other interns. I was responsible for digitally creating prints and labels for their new collections due to my past studies for design and print. I also helped to create accessories for their lookbook photo shoot for their SS15 collection, this improved my sewing skills.
I was part of the club Sugarcubes huge PR team, representing and promoting the clubs famous student Thursday night called ‘Rendez-vous’. My job as a PR was to encourage people to come to the club by promoting the club deals though my connections on different platforms of social media and offering free passes out to the public in Glasgow city centre. This job was a great opportunity during the summer to fill up my spare time, meet new people, and to work in a different environment and team from the hotel.
Although situated in a quiet village this small business creates a fast paced environment. This required me to be fully co-operative with my colleagues and deliver a high level of customer service. This job also involved high levels of problem solving as there was unsatisfied customers at times but finding a solution, satisfying the customer was always rewarding. I was regularly given the responsibility of managing the restaurant and locking up at the end of the day. Using the skills attained at college I created print publications for marketing, which has help build my portfolio. I designed the ‘wedding brochure’, edited and modified several menus and designed a number of other flyers/posters and online publications for events using the Adobe creative suite.