First Weeks at Collective

I am currently working with Collective Church in downtown DeLand as their Digital Media intern, and started the internship during the last week of January. I’m fairly glad to already be getting into a decent amount of design work related to marketing Collective Church’s event, Sunday Soul Brunch. I was put in charge of designing their sponsorship packet that would include details on the event as well as options for different tiers of sponsorship. It was pretty challenging as far as getting down a sort of template for each page for consistency throughout the design of the packet, and it took more than one try to get the entire thing to look at least satisfactory. If anything it’s only more experience regarding the work I would like to do, and it fairly directly tied to my major/minor (Digital arts and Marketing, respectively).  I also work on editing photos, designing Facebook covers, and we’re in the works of changing stock photos on the website into real photos from videos or actual events. I will also be working one-on-one with the head of Collective in order to tie in some image themes with a series they will be doing in the next few months.

The environment otherwise is very relaxed, but it’s understood that I should get my work done on time and make it known when I need more. I often help with setting up and taking down, as well as serving coffee before Sunday services. Because of this I’m able to help myself to a cup or three which is great, and it helps a bit with the 2pm slow-down I often have during my shifts. I’ve also been able to walk around DeLand and encounter more shops than I usually would while putting up posters. Additionally, I get to meet the owners and people behind the counters which makes downtown feel a little homey-er. Overall it’s been great, and I’m looking forward to seeing if I can make an impact!

One thought on “First Weeks at Collective”

  1. Sounds like you have a great position that will net you some good portfolio pieces. Make sure you are saving things as a format that works online and that you have permission to use in this other context. Being able to network with other business owners is a good skill too. It might help you connect with other people in the area that need the help of a freelancer.

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