Young Blood

 Brentwood Design Intern, Sarah Laughlin

Brentwood Design Intern, Sarah Laughlin

Every summer we have a design intern. We work with the ITA Education Foundation program to find the best intern for Brentwood. This summer, we've had the pleasure of having Sarah Laughlin as our design intern. Sarah is a student at NC State University and is in her Junior year of design school. At this point, she is still trying to figure out her career path. This internship has been an awesome opportunity for Sarah to have exposure to designing fabrics for the home furnishings industry. It has been a huge benefit having young blood on our team; the energy, the perspective and the eagerness to help. She has had exposure to all aspects of our business: marketing, merchandising, data entry, quality control, customer service, sampling, coloring, design selection, research and not least of all, cleaning up designs and creating her own. She has had exposure to the commerciality of design... it’s not just about creating things that you like, but things you think others will like, and working with customers to bring their ideas to fruition.

Thanks for all your contributions this summer, Sarah. We wish you the best of luck in your next school year!

 Sarah participating in a design brainstorm meeting!

Sarah participating in a design brainstorm meeting!

 Sarah working in CAD on her own pattern!

Sarah working in CAD on her own pattern!

 Sarah's pattern, CERAMIC

Sarah's pattern, CERAMIC