Fresh-faced from the (sometimes) sunny coast of Falmouth where I did my MA in Creative Advertising, Trunk was my first placement as a Creative and I was eager to get working. Nick picked up my info at the D&AD New Blood exhibition in the summer and it went from there.
I was prepared for a lot of pool as it seems to be an Advertising staple; I was less prepared, however, for the many crushing defeats I would suffer over my first few weeks. I don’t think a game where the cue is almost my height comes very naturally to me.
As I sat down for the first time with Nick, we had a chit-chat about some of the cool stuff Trunk had been working on. I was surprised that in that first chat we came up with an idea that I spent a lot of my first week not just planning, but making. It felt easy, and immediately relaxed me into thinking “hey, maybe they won’t kick me out by lunchtime.” This only got easier as I realised how friendly the rest of the guys are.
I spent a lot of my first week working on a project to run alongside the Isabella video which’ll be live very soon. It’ll be getting everyone involved so keep an eye out! You can find out all about our work with Isabella here.
What feels exciting about Trunk is that they’re growing and doing fun stuff along the way. It’s felt nice to be apart of that and be let loose on campaigns. It’s also been great to get involved in things I feel I have little experience in; I organised a pool party as a networking event/excuse to order lots of beers on the company’s card, helped out on a film shoot and documented it all in blog form along the way. I’m not sure what I’ll be doing next week, but I know it’ll be fun.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived at the start of my first week on placement, but I’ve been amazed at how much I’ve enjoyed it – and that I’ve landed a job here! What feels great about a smaller team is that everyone here has earned their place, which is sure to keep me on my toes. Trunk is a place full of good tea, good chat and, of course, good ideas, and I’m excited to see what we’ll be doing next.