HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 1, 2016 – High Point University senior Nick Bellamy’s design skills have truly been put to the test this summer during an internship as a visual merchandiser for Pottery Barn Teen.
Bellamy, a visual merchandising major from Carmel Valley, California, has watched his designs come to life all across the country. In his role with PBteen, he sets up conceptual store layouts and designs in-store floor sets for the visual standards books that are used in all PBteen stores.
“Every PBteen store has a totally unique layout and architectural features,” Bellamy explains. “We are challenged to put together separate visual standard books for each store. As a result, my ideas have been shared with the world through the incredible brand of PBteen.”
Bellamy knows working for a business that gives responsibility in company decisions to interns is special and rewarding. He attributes his ability to handle these real world responsibilities to the preparation he’s received at HPU.
“HPU prepares students to transition into the work world by connecting them with real experiences, like the furniture market in High Point,” Bellamy says. “This gives HPU students a leg up when they get into a full-time internship because they already understand the business world. They don’t waste time adjusting to that environment. Instead, they already know what to expect and how to tackle the challenges.”
Bellamy plans on continuing in the visual merchandising field after he graduates, and believes that this internship has contributed greatly to his growth as a visual designer.