I would like to say that this week was the best week ever and that I learned so much, but to be honest with you, this week was a little frustrating at work. We had Monday off for President’s Day, which I spent driving back from Kansas. Then everyone was highly disorganized for the rest of the week and still on vacation brain.
In Vision this week (our scheduling program) I was only scheduled for two hours of work all week, which obviously was not accurate. The weekly staff meeting was scheduled for Tuesday and never happened, so everyone was a little confused on Tuesday. Tuesday was slow until after Lunch and Learn, which featured free lunch and a fascinating presentation from a terra cotta representative. I never knew there were so many applications for terra cotta, from facades to roofs, and different colors and textures and weights and weatherproofing. Then in the afternoon I commented to one of the PMs Ryan that I was only scheduled for two hours all week, so that means I could go home right? He laughed and said, “Yes that is exactly what that means.” Then he referred me to another PM Jane as well as Kelly and PM Ozi for work that they had wanted me to do. Jane and Jenna wanted me to put together a few material binders for ourselves and a contractors for an interior remodel at CU Denver’s Medical Building. This involved gathering and organizing materials for the binders, as well as contacting and ordering samples from representatives. Kelly and Ozi wanted me to build a section model for the McNichols project to help with designing the entry as well as show the clients what is going on in more detail. The frustrating part was that I am not a huge fan of model making as well as Kelly and Ozi were out of town for the rest of the week and it was hard for me to accomplish what they wanted from me.
The exciting part of this week though is that I started working with some of my co-workers on Pret a Porter, the fashion show very much like Color and Coutoure. We worked on the design a little more, and had to put together a final concept package by Friday. The concept package included a poster with the makeup map and sketch of our design, materials we are using from our manufacturer sponsor. So, I had the responsibility to create the poster, which was enjoyable and stretched my photoshopping and layout skills.