At first, I was only Revolution adjacent. I started with the company as an intern at Tiger Leather Studio, fulfilling an early requirement for the Interior Architecture program at school. I acted as the assistant to the interior designer at the store. However, the designer’s aesthetic didn’t click with Tiger’s brand. After only 3 weeks, I was upgraded to a paid internship and given the opportunity to act as a designer / store manager.
My objectives in the studio included re-designing the floor plan, re-configuring merchandise and creating a new atmosphere for the store. This allowed customers to feel both welcomed and enticed to make purchases. After some time, my internship was coming to an end.
To my surprise and excitement, a few of the Tiger team members visited my internship presentation at school. I was then offered a permanent position with Tiger Leather. I worked closely with the Creative Director as a Design Associate, learning about the company and how to exceed expectations. Although I struggled a bit to balance work and school obligations, Frank still provided me an advancement opportunity, naming me Director of Design. What I’ve learned from Tiger is that my opinion matters, my work is relevant and I’m an asset to the company. The revolution is not just strong, it is understanding, it is encouraging – the revolution is family.