My time at Wax has been a very pleasant experience. Going into an internship can be very intimidating and daunting, but at Wax it was much different. From day one the environment has been very welcoming. I always felt comfortable to ask any questions and learn as I go. The design team especially has been incredibly helpful and knowledgeable in their field, and was always ready to answer any question that came their way. They went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and helped me learn.
Learning in an environment that not only has a design team, but a production team, is beneficial. I have spent much time learning about design in my classes, but to get a first look at how all of it is produced makes all of the difference. From the initial design process to the final produced product, Wax Family printing was a great source for me to see how everything is made. The production team was always willing and eager to show me around and teach me every step that they were working on.
Learning the account management side of design was also a crucial, yet surprising. Every morning Wax holds a meeting that I was able to sit in on and learn about working with clients and much more. Working in design has the potential for problems to arise, and I was able to learn first hand how to solve those problems in a timely and professional manner. I’ve always been interested in digital marketing, but after working alongside Shane and Ginger my desire to work in this field has grown tremendously.
Overall my experience at wax has been very pleasant and informational. I’ve learned many design and life lessons that I could not learn in a typical classroom setting. I am very grateful to everyone who took time out of their busy schedule to teach me and help develop my design skills.