Meet Our Fall 2020 Interns

Welcome to our Fall 2020 interns! This group of interns is ready to learn and make a difference with PATTERN. Read more about each of them below. Also, make sure to keep an eye out for their new content coming soon!

Kassandra Mlady

Hometown: Lemont, IL
School: Butler University
Major: International Business & Marketing
Minor: Art & Design
PATTERN Focus: Social media and Graphic Design
Instagram: @kassandra.mlady

What is your favorite music or band?

What about this internship sparked your interest?
I want to work in the fashion industry.

If you could live anywhere, where would you live?
Probably LA or Maui.

What’s your spirit animal?
My friends say I’m like a cat, sassy and warm.

What is your dream job?
Going to LA and working in TV, movies or fashion.

Alyson Love

Hometown: LaPorte, IN
School: IUPUI
Major: Visual Communication Design
Minor: Book Art
PATTERN Focus: Graphic Design

Why did you want to intern with PATTERN?
I found PATTERN on a job searching website and after reviewing the PATTERN website it seemed like a great fit.

How would people describe you?
Shy at first, but will eventually warm up. I’m also considered the “mom” friend.

What color describes you and why?
Yellow, because it’s bright and friendly.

What are your future plans?
Still undecided and going with the flow!

Who is your favorite artist?
Hunny which is an alternative rock band.

Shakara Strayhorn

Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
School: Wilberforce University
Major: Mass Media Communications
PATTERN Focus: Product Manager
Instagram: @shaaaakaa

What is your favorite summer song?
‘Blessed’ by Juls.

What are you most looking forward to during this internship?
Connection, expansion and all-around growth.

Coffee or Tea?
I don’t drink coffee at all, so tea.

If you were an animal, what would you be?

What is one piece of clothing you can’t live without?
Anything with flair, paired with sneakers.

Jacob Moran

Hometown: Indianapolis
School: Ivy Tech
Major: Communications/Photography
Pattern Focus: Photography
Instagram: @jakewiththeshoot

Who is your favorite Artist? Why?
My favorite artist is Frank Ocean, I love how Frank Ocean is able to be so vulnerable in his music.

What did you think was cool then, when you were young but isn’t cool now?
When I was younger I thought it was cool to be super masculine, but now that I am older I do not have those same thoughts on masculinity.

What made you get into photography?
I got into photography, because of my love for food.

How would you describe your style?
My style is vibrant, center-waded and vulnerable.

How did you find joy despite Rona(COVID-19)?
I found joy through these trying times by really leaning into putting effort into photography.

Senior Intern: Mackie Schroeter

Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
School: Indiana University
Major: Arts Management
PATTERN Focus: Styling
Instagram: @mackie.schroeter

Why are you coming back?

One summer with PATTERN just wasn’t enough! My time at PATTERN was eye opening, to say the least, and I am so thankful for the friends, colleagues, and industry connections I made during the last few months. Even in the midst of a pandemic, I accomplished a lot, learned a ton and I want more than anything to keep that momentum going. This program made me see many facets of the Indianapolis creative community that I did not know existed. Overall, I am committed to PATTERN’s mission of finding, fostering, and amplifying the voices of all types of artists and creators, and I am ready to see where another semester can take me.

What are some goals you want to accomplish this semester?

Some goals for the next few months include working on creating connections with creatives, photographers, models and showrooms in a bigger market, like Chicago, in order to strength my portfolio. Additionally, I want to hone my creative process a bit more and work on conceptualizing very specific fashion editorials to create the best possible narrative experience for my viewer!

Senior Intern: Jeanie Stehr

Hometown: Zionsville, IN
School: Butler University
Major: Art & Design
PATTERN Focus: Photography
Instagram: @jjeaannnn

Why are you coming back?

And just like that I am back in the office! Or soon to be at least. My small break in-
between sessions flew by and I feel refreshed and eager to get back to creating! I have put together a small list of things I want to focus on this time around, now that I have had all summer to learn how things flow here at Pattern.

What are some goals you want to accomplish this semester?

1. I want to plan more creative shoots. Now that I have had an entire summer to figure out the odds and ends of putting a shoot together, I want to really push myself creatively. I want to be doing shoots that have never been done before!

2. I want to continue to network and meet creatives in Indy. The people I met through PATTERN and the collaborations that came from it is what surprised me the most about my internship experience. I had no idea how wonderful the artistic community was here, and I am looking forward to meeting more people like me!

3. I also hope to expand my network past Indianapolis. I am eager to connect with models, photographers, hair and makeup artists in the Midwest. Chicago and Cincinnati are definitely on my list for the fall session.

4. Because of the pandemic, everything I did was highly focused on the digital magazine. I am so happy I am able to stick around and see the time and effort that goes into the print magazine.

5. Lastly, I am eager to step outside of my comfort zone and develop my skills in areas that are not photography. I am hoping to get more social media experience and create graphics, animations and other content for our socials. Being a PATTERN intern prepared me to be a part of the fashion industry in ways I didn’t even know were possible. Now that I have the confidence in myself and my style, I am eager to see where this semester takes me!

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