Say Hi — And Bye — To The Spring ’21 Intern Class

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Saul Bass. The Compadre spring intern class of 2021. Without question, they’ve all made an indelible impact on this world. Or at least on our agency and what we produced for our clients. So, we put together a retrospective to explore their experiences, the work they created, and the mark they left on…
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Say Hi — And Bye — To The Spring ’21 Intern Class

Jean-Michel Basquiat. Saul Bass. The Compadre spring intern class of 2021. Without question, they’ve all made an indelible impact on this world. Or at least on our agency and what we produced for our clients. So, we put together a retrospective to explore their experiences, the work they created, and the mark they left on Compadre.

Justin Jem

Design & Animation Intern

1. What did you enjoy most about your internship experience at Compadre?
Getting a chance to work on a wide range of projects - each with different styles and approaches

2. What was your favorite project that you worked on, and how did you contribute?
A social post based on the quote "It's Spring, Stop Scrolling." It was fun and challenging to workshop ideas with Felipe. I designed, animated, and found sound clips for the project.

3. What was the most important or helpful thing you learned during your internship?
One main thing was developing a better sense of what areas/styles of design and animation I am drawn towards at the moment.

4. In what ways do you hope to leave your stamp on Compadre?
If the animation in the projects I've worked on leaves an impression of energy, polish, and nice easing values, I would consider this my main stamp.

5. If you could give one piece of advice to future interns, what would it be?
I found it helpful to try and develop a balance between 1) voicing your own opinions on design and animation choices and 2) keeping an open mind to feedback.

6. If you had to capture your internship experience in a single GIF, what would it be?

Mai Li Spencer

Biz Dev & Marketing Intern

1. What did you enjoy most about your internship experience at Compadre?
I liked meeting all the different and talented people that work here. Everyone is so nice and gives great feedback.

2. What was your favorite project that you worked on, and how did you contribute?
My favorite project was the Compadre Beer launch, I helped create its brand identity and devise a name. I also organized the actual manufacturing of the product which was exciting because we got to see all of our ideas come together.

3. What was the most important or helpful thing you learned during your internship?
I learned about what it takes to run an agency, and it's A LOT.

4. In what ways do you hope to leave your stamp on Compadre?
I hope I've shown people that Gen Zers can actually be hard working, when they're not on Tik Tok of course.

5. If you could give one piece of advice to future interns, what would it be?
Before you do any task, think about how you want to approach it. Also don't be shy to reach out to anyone on the team, everyone is very welcoming and wants to help you learn.

6. If you had to capture your internship experience in a single GIF, what would it be?

Alisha Kohli

Writing & Strategy Intern

1. What did you enjoy most about your internship experience at Compadre?
The best part about interning at Compadre was getting hands-on advertising experience. I was able to work on projects for some really cool and well-known clients which made me feel like I was making genuine contributions to the field of advertising. Now, I’m just waiting for Adweek to write an article about me...


2. What was your favorite project that you worked on, and how did you contribute?
There have been a lot of projects I enjoyed working on, but my favorite would have to be Earth Day! The Musical for Facebook Watch. I wrote a bunch of potential scripts for a video spot promoting the musical and just loved how much creative freedom I was given. I ended up coming up with some really cool concepts that I’m still super proud of!

3. What was the most important or helpful thing you learned during your internship?
Definitely to just think outside of the box. While it’s good to come up with some “safer” options when working on creative concepts for clients, it’s also so important to flex your creative muscles and think of some truly weird shit because you never know what incredible ideas they will spark.

4. In what ways do you hope to leave your stamp on Compadre?
I only interned 10 hours a week, so I just hope people at Compadre still remember who I am after I leave...

5. If you could give one piece of advice to future interns, what would it be?
Ask questions! This internship is such a great opportunity to better understand the ins-and-outs of your role as well as advertising in general, so if you’re curious or confused about something, don’t hesitate to ask other Compadres.

6. If you had to capture your internship experience in a single GIF, what would it be?

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