Hello! I’m Jessie- one of the new creative interns at BBD!
A little bit about me…
I am 21 years old, I think that makes me the youngest person currently here at bbd!! I am from a small coastal town called Littlehampton, which is pretty close to Brighton. Best known for the infamous school trip episode of the Inbetweeners. I can promise that no fish were harmed in the creation of this blog.
I have been surrounded by design influences throughout my whole life, both of my parents studied graphic design and my dad is still a designer, so as cringe as it sounds I guess you can say it is in my blood.
I couldn’t imagine not ever having a creative career, don’t ask me to do anything maths related. One of my main hobbies is scrapbooking. I have always loved taking lots of photos. I document literally anything I do that is remotely exciting in one huuuge book, which is so heavy, I can barely lift it. I’ve been doing it for years so it’ll be cool to look back on when I’m 80!
Besides being creative, some of my other hobbies consist of going for long beach walks, paddleboarding, (weather dependant) listening to music and going to as many concerts as I can.
How did I get here?
I graduated from the Arts University Bournemouth about a month ago now and despite Covid being very annoying at times, I still had the best time ever at uni. I experienced lots of new things, attempted to become a surfer, which didn’t go to plan and met some amazing people. I also somehow happened to win quite a few awards during my final year, one being a D&AD pencil, which I still can’t quite believe. This will always be one of my proudest moments!
Once I had moved to Bournemouth in 2020, I never wanted to leave, hence why I am still here now. Who doesn’t love being within walking distance from the beach?
I was sad that uni had come to an end but I was definitely ready to take on the next chapter. I found out about this internship while I was coming to the end of uni, and I was very excited about the opportunity.
After finishing uni, I went to Barcelona for a few days, exhibited my work in the AUB grad show and made the most of turning 21. I then started this internship a few weeks later, so it was a nice transition. I am about a month and a half in now and everyone here is so nice and welcoming, especially the dogs! I wouldn’t want to have it any other way.
I have already learnt so much and worked on some very cool projects. In my first couple of weeks at bbd, I was asked to Photoshop everyone’s faces onto photos of celebrities and album covers to be displayed at the summer party. This was certainly an interesting way to get to know everyone’s names and the outcome was inspired, if I do say so myself.
I am really looking forward to seeing where this internship takes me. I will continue to soak up as much more information as I can and get stuck into more exciting projects.
Anyway, that’s me, thank you for reading my blog post. Have a good day! 🙂