Dog Days at the Pocketstop Basement

As a 21-year-old college student I am very excited to be embarking on this journey with Pocketstop. I am originally from Fort Worth and double majoring in marketing and animation at UT Dallas. A point of interest for me has always been marketing and advertising. The skills sets I have developed over the years in marketing and creative work have led me right into the Pocketstop Basement.

This summer I will be interning at Pocketstop.  I am eager to learn the basics of advertising from account management to sales and of course, design. I am most anticipating the creative design aspects of this internship in hopes the experience will open doors to my future.

My initial experience here at Pocketstop was almost straight out of a television set. When I walked through the double glass doors I saw the “receptionist,” another intern who was very friendly. I continued into the lobby and it was as if I had stepped into a time capsule. Pocketstop’s lobby is a potluck of different decades: They have an English telephone booth, 60s style lounge chairs, Pez dispensers, a computer from the 90s (acting as a side table) and numerous other gadgets and whatchamacallits.

I instantly felt inspired; the office was everything I would expect a ad agency to be equipped with, down to the pool table and open bar. My first day in the office I went around and introduced myself to a few people. Everyone I met were very interesting, from a couple guys from England to the many dog lovers. Which brings me to my next wow factor about Pocketstop – you can bring your dog to work. Talk about a stress free environment! I ended up bringing in my puppy Friday. It was a lot of fun to have her around, especially when she wasn’t licking the electrical sockets!

Cristin Padgett, Design intern