Now that the project has settled down and we've stopped congratulating our collective cleverness, we can start actually making the project work. This means finding a method of management that suits ten interns and the four of us sometimes working across fourteen different locations. We've also had to figure out what we do with the money that they earn, how we dole out the jobs that are coming their way and how we divide them to work on projects together.
It's not easy, and if we're honest, it's really time consuming, but we're already seeing great things happen. So far, the interns have designed a look book for We Are Tuk Tuk and a visual identity for an electro producer from Australia. They're working on a brilliant project for Beacons Festival and Young Pines is going to be absolutely insane. The best bit is, we're starting receive interest from some really cool people looking to hire them which means that the message is clearly getting out there.
In the coming months, we're going to run a series of workshops about money and business development with them and once they're all in the same city (which should be the end of the summer hopefully) we can start inviting our mates to come up and spend the day working with them as well.
We're not 100% sure where this is all going to go, but it's really exciting to be doing it anyway.