Juliana Russell– Design and Marketing Internship (July 2018-January 2019)
After studying abroad in London over two years ago at the London College of Fashion, it had always been my dream to return to the bustling, fashion-forward city to pursue a career. After a lot of hard work and applications, I was beyond excited to accept an internship offer from Fashionizer just months after graduating from Lasell College, located in Boston, MA USA, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Production.
My favorite thing here is that I’m never doing the same thing (or just one thing for that matter). Whether it’s being the voice of our social media platforms, helping the design team cut patterns and sew toiles, creating and editing our new websites that just launched, putting together photoshoots, or editing flat boards on Illustrator – there’s never a dull moment for me in the office. I’m really progressing my skills in all aspects of the fashion industry, from design to marketing, to production.
Moving to London (again) was a big step for me, as this time I was living on my own, and the reality of being an adult really hit me. It took a while to adjust to everything here, as London is so similar yet so different compared to Boston. Not to mention getting adjusted to the metric system once again was a brain twister. As tough as it is to be a likeable American in the UK, I walked into Fashionizer with warm greetings and smiles.
Being able to touch base with everyone in different departments really increased my knowledge of the overall fashion industry and how the production process works for a business like Fashionizer.