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Martine Barjon Internship at StampLabel

Published March 5, 2013
Interning with StampLabel has been a delightful experience in which allowed me to push my creative capabilities. Working for a T-shirt company seemed like it would be a breeze, however, I needed to do my research on what today’s trends are and focus on a targeted buyer. The people who I thought would be most interested in buying my designs are between the ages of 13-25. These are the people most likely to buy seasonal shirts for holidays such as Valentines Day and St. Patrick’s Day or comical pun shirts.
Not only did I create T-shirt designs, but I was also assigned to help create banners for the website. Every month StampLabel donates a portion of their profits to a charity. I designed Marchs’ design for LifeNet4Families. Their logo was my primary inspiration for the colors within the banner and I added the mission to the banner. I had to reedit the banner because the owners thought it would be best to simplify the message to the buyers so that they are not too bored with so many words to read. After those changes were made, my banner was on their site!
Working with StampLabel has helped me to realize that I can see myself working as an advertising agent in the future, however I may not want to stop at that. I now have future endeavors to collaborate with artists and maybe even pursue being a photographer. Because I expressed my interest in other creative aspects besides making T-shirt designs, the owners of StampLabel are allowing me to venture into other projects within the company so I can have a clearer understanding of what I want to do. I love how flexible this company has been with me and how much they cared about my individual interests.

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