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Back40 Graphic Designer Chad PhillipsAn intern? Most people shudder at the thought of being one.

Fortunately, I have had one of the best interning experiences I could have hoped for at Back40 Design.

The scariest part was probably finding the building on my first day (I’m not directionally challenged, it’s just a really confusing location). Other than that, my experience has been great. I’ve had the opportunity to do some great things with Back40’s Edmond Outlook Magazine. I think the reason why I have become so passionate about the magazine is because I was treated like part of the team from the very beginning. I also knew exactly what I was getting myself into. They were clear and honest about what I would be doing as an intern. Believe it or not, a lot of places are not.

My days consist of designing ads, laying out the magazine, creative meetings, and working around some really fun people. I’ve also been able to meet with clients, which is something I wasn’t expecting. It’s an experience I’m thankful for. It’s very important to be able to communicate with clients, which is something I struggled with when I first started here. You need to be able to confidently explain to someone your ideas and opinions. At Back40, I have been able to work with