How did you land the internship at MTV?
A friend recommended MTV, knowing they had a great internship scheme, and so I applied. I’d been working in creative environments but wasn’t in a creative role and I really wanted to be. My background is in fine art and I illustrate in my spare time. I didn’t have much design experience, so an internship seemed like the best way for me to learn from the ground up.
After applying with my CV and portfolio, I was asked to create a five-second moving graphic. I’d never touched After Effects before, so I spent a lot of time researching tutorials, asking friend’s advice and eventually just went for it!
At the interview we were asked to present our work in a group of about 8 to 10 other applicants, all of whom I was certain were more talented than me. But I felt more at ease in the following individual interviews, and expressed my willingness to learn, which I guess worked out!