If a typical internship is what you want, in a place where you’re ‘just the intern’, perfecting the art of tea making, getting to be best friends with the photocopier, running around getting other people’s lunch. Then I’d strongly, strongly, advise you to NOT in no way come to Advocate.
The past two weeks have really opened my eyes to the scary real life world of the Illustrator and freelancing and how really, it’s not all that scary. Being here has taught me a lot. I’ve learnt how the client relationship works, and folio management, as well as some new useful computer skills. I learnt that agents aren’t big and scary and as an artist I’ll be well looked after. It’s also given me a little bit of hope that I might actually get to draw for a living!
I wanted to get a backstage, inside scoop into being an agent and that is definitely what I got. I even got my portfolio looked over, with great critique for which direction to lead my work in and how to present myself for the big wide world when I graduate.
Not only have I learnt a lot, but everyone here has been so lovely and welcoming and I’ve had a really lovely two weeks. Well worth missing freshers for!
I’m very grateful for my time here and I would love to be a part of the Advocate team after graduating.