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ABI Profile: Melissa


studied Communication Design at Swinburne University. Melissa then landed an internship at Kulturspace, a non-profit studio!

Melissa - Design Internship

I worked with Kulturspace, a non-profit studio run by Justin Merino. They run several projects throughout the year, such as the LA fashion festival and the Berlin student film festival.

Together, Justin and I, chose tasks based on my goals and were able to develop and refine several skills I've been wanting to work on. My main tasks included managing entries for the LA Fashion Festival, creating flyers for a local Red Cross branch and editing a trailer for the LAFF, as well as basic tasks like checking emails and researching.

Melissa - Design Internship

Chicago Art Glass Design competition by kulturspace

This internship has taught me so much about myself and has given me the confidence I need to push myself more creatively and professionally. It’s helped build on my work ethic both from a business and a work from home standpoint. It has provided insight into how to work as a professional, not as a student, and highlighted what skills are valuable in the workplace – especially in a virtual setting (like clear communication, self-management, etc).

Working with Kulturspace has pushed me and challenged me into building skills that I would have otherwise ignored and have developed these skills, and my own confidence to achieve results I hadn't expected. Thanks to this internship, I have grown as a designer, and am utilising this new insight in my studies and building towards my career, in the near future.

Melissa - Design Internship

Melissa's personal design work

This internship program was super insightful. I learned on how to start my career in this industry and and how I can make an impact. I found the coaching and mentoring invaluable for my growth and confidence. I also learned on how to become more well-rounded on my strengths and weaknesses. The feedback on my portfolio was very constructive and refreshing resulting in a collection of works I am proud of.

ABI gave me the tools to succeed in this industry. The team were always very supportive throughout the process!


Design Intern | Kulturspace


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