Hello internet, I’m Chloe and I’m a Year 10 student at Humphry Davy School, and I worked at Fishboy PZ for my work experience. I came to Fishboy PZ because I’m interested in screen printing, sketching and how Izzy and Mat run their business. This is what happened:
After showing me around the workplace, I was informed about the organisation on the clothes that Fishboy sells, ranging from Kapten & Son sunglasses to Dr Denim trousers. From The Dudes tees to Fishboy’s very own hand printed tees of all colours and original designs. On that note, I sketched out a few ideas of my own in the theme of marine and seaside. Among the many scruffy sketches I picked out a few sketches that i think really capture the brief.
The next morning Mat demonstrated the screen printing process he goes through as the arty side of Fishboy PZ. This was fun to learn about, however tough to do because of the strength needed to print the designs properly.
Half way through the week I was set a design brief to design two labels for Pure Nuff Stuff. This took a bit longer than the t-shirt but, that was because I went through the entire design process for this brief, starting with sketching out a design.
Izzy controls the shop side of the business and got my to do all sorts of interesting things throughout the week. Such as picking out display outfits, website work and a lot of folding. Had such a fun and interesting work experience week and if I could do it again I would 100% would. I learned so much about behind the scenes and in the shop. 😀
Thank you so much Izzy and Mat!