ABI Profile: Natasja
is a designer and photographer from Antwerp who holds an MS in Film Studies and Visual Culture from the University of Antwerp. She did a paid summer internship at Spring Studios, a leading creative agency in New York. She has been extended for another 6 month and is now officially based in New York.
"I did a Marketing and Design internship at Spring Studios New York. Spring Studios is a creative agency, event venue and photo studio with high-end fashion and luxury clients like Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs."
Spring Studios rooftop
"Being surrounded by creatives in these different fields is incredibly inspiring. I work mostly for the Events and Sales teams, and my main tasks are designing documents like brochures and marketing emails for our clients, updating our website, and setting up digital and social strategies."
"I was able to attend some high-end events that took place at our venue, like Independent Art Fair, TriBeCa Film Festival and New York Fashion Week! I also had the chance to assist with creative campaigns with our agency for clients like FILA, Victoria Beckham Beauty and Airbnb Luxe."
ABI Members Katie, Natasja, Sally and Rhiannon
"What will help me the most is the confidence this experience gave me. Working here made me realize the things I'm good at and what I do and don't like in a job. This gave me the confidence I needed on a professional level. Apart from the creative side I'm also learning a lot of things I didn't plan to learn about, like finance and sales, and these new skills will definitely be helpful in any future job."
"ABI gave me the chance to end up in a company I could otherwise have never even dreamed of! Going to New York was one of the best decisions I ever made and the network and experience I gained here will definitely influence the rest of my career."
"With ABI, I had the chance to meet other interns that are going through the same experience. Making amazing friends from all over the world has probably been the best part of my experience."
See Natasja's photography at https://www.instagram.com/natasja_v/
Read more about ArtBound Initiative's New York internships here.
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