Interning with Silverlake

When I first started with Silverlake, I had no idea what to expect. I had reached out to Drew after seeing some of Silverlake's social media posts. One thing led to another, and I was soon creeping through their website, trying to find out everything I could about this mysterious new business that looked so incredible. I was so impressed with their work and inspired by their mission to help local non-profits and small businesses. I had been interested in graphic design work for awhile and had been working with some social media accounts through my church. I knew that I enjoyed designing, but had no real tools to be able to put my ideas into motion. My husband encouraged me to reach out to Silverlake to see if I could work with them, and in turn, learn some of the basic principles of design.

Little did I know that one email would lead to the beginning of a new friendship.

Over the past few months, I have been interning with Silverlake on a weekly basis. I went in expecting to learn the basics of Photoshop (don't get me wrong, I did learn this!), but what I came out with was much greater than just a knowledge of the elements of design. The one thing I have found about Silverlake is that "team" and "community" aren't just words they throw around to sound relatable; these really are words that define who and what Silverlake is. The Silverlake team doesn't just work together, they do life together. They care about who you are, and how you're doing. They pray for one another and their clients. They work hard and work together. They champion the cause of each and every client.

They put their heart and soul into everything they do, and they care about the communities they live and work in.

I'm not trying to sound like an advertisement, but I know how it easy it is to look at a business and only see their logo or their work. Now it goes without saying that Silverlake does incredible work (and they have a pretty sweet logo themselves), but what's most important are the people behind the work. The Silverlake Team are people worth getting to know! I know this because I'm now part of that team. Jessica and Drew welcomed me into their family and gave me an incredible opportunity to not only learn how to design (and do a myriad of other things), but also be able to serve the clients they know and love. I'm just grateful they took a chance on me!

In the end, I had the opportunity to work on some really cool stuff at Silverlake:

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