I visited COOL (Career Opportunities On-Line) and
was looking for an internship that was within walking distance. I found Sneaker
Villa, a small company with a wide range of things that I could learn about or
do. They do performance footwear and urban apparel. They carry brands such as
Nike, Jordon, Timberland, and Adidas.
My responsibilities included managing their Instagram account, designing merchandise, making web ready product photos for their online store; event promotion including, fliers, posters, social media posts, and designs.
Sneaker Villa was founded in 1989 and was a family-run business. They have 69 locations and another 10 more slated to open by Christmas. They serve five markets – Philadelphia, West New York, Cleveland, Detroit and Chicago. They opened two stores, one in Pennsylvania and another in Chicago, IL, during my internship. This allowed me to work on window graphics and other promotional graphics.