Gopika Chowfla
Gopika Chowfla

To be Someone

It’s not about your portfolio or projects all the time, even what you read, watch or think and discuss can land you a dream position in one of the most reputed design studio. Gopika Chowfla, founder of GCD Studio (earlier Gopika Chowfla Design) highlights some of the key ingredients of her perfect intern!

What do I look for in a ‘perfect intern’? Aha! I am tempted to say ‘slave’! Someone who will toil unconditionally and uncomplainingly 24x7 on whatever is given to her (or him) to do (usually a task no one else wants to do). But of course that is not what happens in reality. The intern’s tenure in our studio is treated as a learning capsule and we try to make sure that they are given the opportunity to get the most rounded experience of a real project. In turn, what we look for (or at least hope to find) when we take on a young designer or an intern, is...

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