Confessions of an Upholstery Apprentice 1

Tessa as a cake girl

Tessa Cooper as her sugar paste self


So after six years of working in public relations, event planning and production, and finally advertising, I found myself not really liking the marketing world. Oddly, it took doing what my degree was in, advertising, to realizing this line of work was not for me. I remember telling my soon to be manager at the ad agency during one of my interviews that I longed to produce something, whatever it may be, that I was proud of. At the time I thought that would be amazing ads that I, as the account manager, would help create. Unfortunately, I never found a interest in what was being produced, nor was I proud of the finished product.