This week was my last week as an intern for American Pool. My tasks this week were basically to help out with anything else that they needed done before the summer season was over. I was assigned to design a chart for an upcoming blog post, images for Pinterest that link to their blog posts, a few samples for a new Guard for Life Facebook profile photo, along with many miscellaneous tasks around the office
Pictured below is the chart I designed for an upcoming American Pool blog post about drowning. Recently in the news there was a story on a young girl who died from secondary drowning. To reassure the different forms of drowning, they thought it would be a good idea to compose a blog post discussing the different types and how parents can differ from each. This chart displays the different types of drowning, both fatal and non-fatal, along with the classifications associated with each.
My supervisor also needed me to come up with some graphics that they could use as Pinterest posts to link to their recent blogs. For these we thought a modern design would look best for attracting viewers. As shown, I created two posts for American Pool and two for Guard for Life.
My final major task I was assigned this week, was to brainstorm some possible ideas for a new Facebook profile photo for the Guard for Life program. In my samples, I designed a few options with just the logo and others with actual photos that feature the logo. Although I was not able to receive final feedback on them, my supervisor was leaning towards one of the samples that displayed an actual image.
I found this week to be very successful. Through my tasks, I was able to produce my work efficiently with little repairs revision. For each piece of work, I received positive feedback from my supervisor. Although I had to make a few changes, it was nothing that changed the design of my work significantly.
This week, being my last week working for the company, made me realize how well everyone values the employees within the office. For my last day, the marketing team provided me with a departing gift in appreciation for my time with them. They also created a video for me and shared it on their social media accounts. In doing so, they really assured me that all of my effort working for them was taken into consideration and greatly appreciated. Being able to see my work displayed by the company on their social media accounts is very empowering. I can’t thank them enough for bringing me in and broadening my skills to prepare me for life beyond college.
Being a creative intern at American Pool was very fun and beneficial. Throughout my time working here, I learned many communication and design skills that correlated to the digital marketing track. Skills that will sure benefit my efficiency as I pursue my career beyond their internship program.