Newell Rubbermaid is a global company that produces products in the commercial and consumer industries of food storage, writing, children's and babies' products, kitchen and home goods, tools, beauty accessories. Some of Newell's better known brands include Rubbermaid, Sharpie, Paper Mate, Parker, Waterman, Dymo, Aprica, Graco, Calphalon, Irwin, Lenox, Levolor, and Goody. Newell's global headquarters are in Atlanta, Georgia.

In the summer of 2015, I spent three months interning at Newell Rubbermaid Design Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. During this time, I worked with the Color & Trends team to develop Color, Finishes, and Material concepts, brand strategies, trend forecasts and product directions for everyday writing and fine writing brands such as Paper Mate, Sharpie, Mr. Sketch, Inkjoy, Parker and Waterman.

Image Credits: Newell Rubbermaid & Interior Design Magazine