A day in the life of a Hurley Intern: Max Crist
The design building might just be the coolest place on Hurley Headquarters. It is also one of the most important departments here – Hurley is a clothing company after all. We caught up with one of Hurley’s interns to see what goes into the design process of Hurley’s clothing. Max Crist, a student at University of Oregon, gives us the rundown of his summer at Hurley.– Chloe Barton and Phil Bannan
I’m from Portland, Oregon. I am twenty-one years old, and currently a student at University of Oregon, studying Digital Arts. I was lucky enough to land this internship at Hurley in the Men’s Design department, working under Wally Sato.
This is the first time I’ve been in California for longer than a week. It’s pretty exciting. I’m learning how to surf, going body boarding and hanging out at the beach. It’s amazing to have beach so close. I love it.
A normal day for me consists of coming to work in the morning, making my green tea [I cannot function without it], sitting down and getting to work. Then, I’ll start making some graphics and mess around with different colors. Right now, I’m actually working on the Fall 2011 line. It’s really cool.
My favorite thing I’ve worked on so far this summer is a design for YC. The design got put up on the wall in the design building, which means it has a chance to possibly be put in a future clothing line. It’s awesome because I’m actually getting to contribute towards a future line. I’m really stoked on that.
When it comes to the actual design process, there’s a lot of planning and work that goes into creating a design. I’ll sometimes draw designs out by hand, scan them and put them on the computer for the final touches. It’s really cool because you get a lot of creative freedom.
If you ever find yourself in the design building, you should keep an eye out for flying yarn balls. Our yarn wars are becoming daily occurrences, and sometimes get pretty intense. What happens is we all throw balls of yarn at each other as we duck for cover behind our desks and computers. Matt, one of the other designers, is always the instigator. You never know when it’s coming, you’ll just get pegged right in the face at any given time [laughs].