Let us introduce our lasted addition to the NLB team, Katie our new intern. You may have noticed her face across our Instagram and TikTok pages recently as she's been learning the ropes at HQ. From design to content creation we chat to Katie and give you a little insight as to what an internship with us looks like!
Katie wears the Poppy dress in eden
WHAT STUDIES HAVE YOU COMPLETED?
I have completed a diploma in Applied Fashion Design and Merchandising at the Academy of Design which has since closed.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT LEARNING?
I’m most passionate about learning garment construction and more recently technical design. I’ve always had a fascination with the detail and precision that goes into designing and making garments. Alongside this recently I’ve found that I really enjoy the challenge of technical design, specifically CAD design.
Katie wears the Lady Love dress in salsa
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE?
I’d say that my personal style is more on the simple side but it’s always changing. My style has really evolved over the last few years and although it may be simple I always love a pop of colour and statement pieces.
WHAT DOES AT DAY AT THE NLB HQ INVOLVE FOR YOU?
So currently I’m doing two days a week at NLB HQ. One day is helping with design and the other with marketing. On the design days it varies between helping with technical specification sheets, CAD designs and/ or checking and measuring sample stock. On marketing days it also varies but I assist with content creation, research and if the occasion arises photoshoots.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVOURITE EXPERIENCE OF YOUR INTERNSHIP SO FAR?
I’d have to say assisting onsite at a campaign photoshoot was pretty awesome! Genuinely though I’ve loved everything I’ve done at NLB so far. I’m so thankful to have this opportunity to be at HQ and see what it’s like to be a part of such an amazing team.
WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT NLB?
I love how everyone and everything associated with NLB is full of passion and expression. You can see how much love and attention Rose and Vanessa and their whole team put into NLB to make it what it is.
WHAT IS YOUR CAREER GOAL?
My ultimate career goal is to be either my own creative director or something along those lines in another company. I think that would be really fantastic.
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