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Mia's Story: Editorial & Design Internship in New York

This is Mia!

Mia is a graduate with a Bachelor of Design from The University of Melbourne. Following her studies, she made the decision to step out of her comfort zone to broaden her experience. Through the ArtBound Initiative program, Mia successfully secured an internship with PhotoBook Magazine, an online fashion magazine based in New York!

Alex Tucker, Video Editing Intern

Could you describe what your day-to-day looks like as an intern at PhotoBook?

Throughout my editorial internship at PhotoBook Magazine, I completed a variety of editorial and graphic design assignments, delivered and organized clothing and accessories for upcoming photoshoots, and attended photoshoots for the magazine and for my boss's freelance clients.

The design aspect involved creating tearsheets and layouts for new fashion, art, and sustainability features in the magazine, as well as editing photographs and creating styling boards for shoots. For the editorial tasks, I wrote a variety of articles for the magazine and represented PhotoBook at events such as Climate Week NYC.

I was also able to interview fashion designers from Parsons and write about gallery exhibitions in the city. The styling aspect included many deliveries and lots of walking around NYC to different showrooms and stores. I also got the chance to attend many photoshoots, where I would help organize, capture behind the scenes, and assist the models.

What was your favorite part about your internship?

The internship has provided me with very valuable experience in the fashion and editorial world. Attending different photoshoots provided me with insight into the diverse nature of these industries, and highlighted the significance of each person on set.

A standout project we worked on was a photo shoot for Vogue Mexico, as I was able to learn from industry professionals and experience the creativity behind such iconic fashion photography.

Rahel's notes at INCK

Did your internship meet your expectations and how will it impact your career goals?

Throughout my internship, I had a very well-rounded and immersive experience. Having my articles and tear sheets published helped me gain confidence in my design and writing abilities, and being able to work behind the scenes and then see the final design come to life was very rewarding. I have gained skills in resilience and adaptability and have laid the groundwork for my future as a designer.

How did ArtBound Initiative help you the most?

During my 3 month internship, I gained experience in the NY fashion industry which I never thought was possible as a student in Melbourne. The connections I made were very valuable and exciting, as I was able to learn from the different photographers, designers, artists, and stylists. I am very grateful to ABI for broadening my view on the creative industry and helping me to step out of my comfort zone.

ArtBound initiative has been my first step into a very daunting and competitive industry and has provided me with opportunities and mentoring that have helped me grow as a young designer.


Editorial & Design Internship | Photobook Magazine


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ArtBound Initiative is a fee-based global internship program for creatives. We prepare students for their careers through an online coaching curriculum and by helping them secure an internship in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Berlin, Melbourne, Sydney, and Virtually. With an expansive network of leading creative companies, our program provides access to creative industries that are notoriously insular.

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