Every Friday this June, meet a Method Intern! We’ll be introducing you to a present or former intern who is now a full-time employee. Last week, we featured Patrick and his experience in client services and his love for live music.
This week, meet Dever, a visual designer out of our New York studio. Hailing from Indiana, Dever joined Method as an intern late last year and converted to a full-time in December. A dog-lover and one of HOW’s 8 Young Creatives to Watch, Dever chats with us about cookies, letterpress and her life here at Method.
What sparked your interest in the Method internship program?
A Method recruiter actually contacted me. I came in for an interview, and I could tell immediately that Method was the right fit. Most importantly because I was told I would be treated like a real designer. No paper shredding, No errand running. I would have real responsibilities just like a full-time employee. That was all I really wanted to hear, but the dogs, music, beer, and dice helped sway me too.
What program were you apart of?
I was/am one of six people on the visual design team in the Method NY office. The office is small, about 25 people, so the visual design team is really close, and the project teams are small.
Did anything surprise you about Method when you first started?
When I started at Method, I had a traditional print background. So truthfully, a lot surprised me in how collaborative the designers at Method work with IxD, strategy, and technology. I was also pleasantly surprised at the variety of projects. I went from designing a large icon set to concepting a health app to branding a magazine.
What’s it like to have gone from being an intern to a full-time employee?
I actually didn’t notice a big change when I went from being an intern to a full-time employee. Like I said earlier, I was told I would be treated like a full-time employee and I was.
If the Method kitchen could keep an endless supply of any type of food, what would you want?
More cookies. Always.
What are we most likely to catch you doing outside of work time?
Outside of work, I still really love to do print projects. Especially letterpress. Non-design related? Brunching, ferry-riding, dog-watching, museum-going, and donut-eating.
Favorite Method memory so far?
The day we shot the photography for the Dogs of Method calendar in the office, and there were 10+ dogs in the office at once. Dream come true.