Category: Intern Spotlight

Intern Spotlight: Carla Henry

Posture is extra #blessed this summer to have not one, but TWO crazy talented interns! We’d like to introduce you to our super-talented design intern coming to us from her school in State College, Carla Henry:

Who are ya?

My name is Carla-Ann Henry, but I’ve always gone by Carla (hyphens are complicated).

Where do you hail from?

I’m from a few different areas. I’m originally from Northeast Pennsylvania but then moved to Northern Kentucky for 7 years. I then moved to Central Pennsylvania for school, and now I’m in Scranton!


What inspired you to study design?

I was always slightly interested in design work and art in general, but what really inspired me is my older sister, Kara. She always knew she wanted to study design and has been professionally working at a design firm in Kentucky for two years now. Her journey really pushed me to pursue design as a career.

Who inspires you lately?

Personally, I always think my sister inspires me. I constantly see her work and talk to her about different projects and it really inspires me to continue and grow in what I’m doing.

What’s the best thing about going to school in State College?

The best thing was probably how close everything is to each other. There isn’t much outside of State College, but when you’re in it there’s a good number of shops and different places to eat. Downtown State College is always super busy, but when the Penn State students leave it’s always nice to take a trip Downtown.

Why did you choose to come to Posture Interactive in Scranton, PA for your internship?

As I mentioned before, my sister has always been my inspiration and who I look up to. During my internship search, I looked back at her firm and saw how happy she was in her setting. She was surrounded by great people who were all like a family to each other. When I visited her firm I could instantly feel positive energy and the happiness that everyone there shared. They also did GREAT work! So I decided to look for a place like that for myself, and I really think I found that in Posture Interactive.

What is the most interesting project/client you’ve worked on at Posture Interactive?

The most interesting is definitely a visual food menu in multiple languages for a local hospital. I didn’t even know that they were a thing, but I’ve become very familiar with the one I’ve been working on.

What would you tell fellow students who haven’t had an internship yet?

I would tell them to look for an internship with the intention of really getting to know what kind of environment you want to be in when you’re working. There are so many people out there with your exact level of skill, but what will really set you apart from the others is how well you fit into that environment, and that’s what you want to look for.

What is your ideal project?

My ideal project is one where there’s a healthy amount of communication and flexibility between you and your client. Incorporating illustrations is also a plus!

What’s your favorite computer program?

As far as Adobe Creative Cloud goes, I always gravitate towards Illustrator. Making vector illustrations has always been so much fun for me to work with. Other than that, I would definitely go with Sims 4 (if that counts as a computer program).

Do you have a favorite location in Scranton?

I haven’t been able to explore too much of Scranton yet, but if I had to pick a favorite so far it would be the parking lot of this one building downtown that I couldn’t even tell you the name of.

This year for St. Patty’s day (when I wasn’t living here yet) I was invited to a work get-together in a parking lot downtown and I was immediately immersed in the spirit of Scranton. It was the closest thing resembling city-wide parties in Cincinnati, and it felt like home.


True or false: Dogs really run the show around here at Posture.

TRUE! The whole office makes sure to greet every dog that comes through, and every dog gets all of the pets they want!


Intern Spotlight: Gabby Santos

At Posture, we’re delighted to have so many talented interns come through our doors. This week, we’d like to introduce you to our intern and communications student at Marywood University : Gabby Santos.

What’s your name?

Gabby Santos (AKA “Good At Being Bad Yo”)
Also, you can follow my weenie dog on Instagram: @texas_weiner

Where are you from?

I am from Del Rio, Texas

What inspired you to study communications? 

I took a dual credit class in high school called Principles of Marketing and Finance and my teacher at the time, Ms. G, influenced and inspired me to pursue a degree in marketing.

Who inspires you lately?

A lot of people have inspired me lately. My family always inspires me to work hard and to dream big. My former volleyball coach, Carissa, inspires me to be confident in myself and to thrive in every situation. Lastly, my best friends from home and college inspire me every day to try new things and go on spontaneous adventures.

What’s the best thing about going to school in Scranton? 

The best thing about going to school in Scranton is experiencing the diverse culture, meeting amazing people, and making lifelong friends.

What is the most interesting project/client you’ve worked on at Posture Interactive?

An interesting project I’m working on is the Scranton Parking Campaign because I get to see a marketing campaign from start to finish. The most interesting client I’ve worked on is Avanti because I got to go to an event and talk about the product that we’ve created marketing around.

What is the biggest piece of advice or working skill you’ll take with you from your intern experience here?

The biggest piece of advice that I would take away from this internship is to be myself and express my opinion. When you first start an internship sometimes it can be slightly intimidating just because you want to make a good impression but the purpose of an internship is for you to be yourself and to ask questions and test your knowledge.

What would you tell fellow students who haven’t had an internship yet?

For students who haven’t done an internship yet, I highly recommend that they try and land an internship within their field of study. I have done a few internships within my field and it has helped me figure out what I want to do.

What is your ideal project?

My ideal project is one I am actually working on currently which is the parking campaign and developing it from scratch. I get to be a part of crucial market research, data collection, and data analysis. 

What’s your favorite digital tool or program?

I don’t have a favorite program specifically but if I had to pick it would be Chrome.

Which Coney Island is better?

I would have to say the Coney Island underneath the bridge is my favorite one.

Ketchup, Mustard, or other?

Ketchup for sure. 

True of false: Doug knows more bands than anyone else in the office.

I feel like this is true. He gives me a band connoisseur vibe.


Intern Spotlight: Emily Rudolph

Posture is happy to have so many wonderful interns come through our doors. We also are really glad when they return to intern with us several times so we can help them grow and watch them progress through their school careers. We’d like to introduce you to our intern and graphic design student at Kutztown University, Emily Rudolph.Emily in the office


Where are you from?

 

Born and Raised in Scranton, PA.

 

What inspired you to study Graphic Design?

 

I wanted to go into art with some kind of structure that has a goal in mind, and less of a vague idea.

 

What’s the best thing so far about going to school in Kutztown

 

I like that their design program covers tons of subjects like Interactive, Branding, and Illustration. There are some old professors and some young ones, the mix is helpful and you have more choices when it comes to classes to take.

 

What is the most interesting project/client you’ve worked on at Posture Interactive?

 

Working with the Everhart Musuem brand. It was the first thing that felt serious, because it was entirely in my hands. It wasn’t just a project anymore. Also, I got to work with all parts of it the mailers, the logo, EVERYTHING. Now I get to see it launch too. It’s nice seeing the museum, I saw as a little girl, getting an upgrade.

 

What is the biggest piece of advice or working skill you’ll take with you from your intern experience here?

 

Multitasking for sure. Prioritizing and setting important time aside for specific tasks and being able to juggle tasks. In school things are so much more open ended for your timeframe, but here you have to get things in on time and budget the time right so you can keep on schedule.

 

What would you tell fellow students who haven’t had an internship yet?

 

Do it. Go get yourself an internship, you need all the experience you get and while your in school its all low stakes on your part. You get to take a lot away from it and you don’t have to be afraid of messing up. Messing up is part of the process. The businesses usually understand you’re a student.

 

What is your ideal design project (logo, package design, print, web design…)?

 

We did a magazine in school, start to finish, and I loved the editorial parts and formatting everything. That would probably be it.

 

Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop?

 

Illustrator, that’s what we learn the most.

 

Cats or dogs?

 

Dogs, I would be reincarnated as a lab.

 

Is Manning’s Ice Cream the best ice cream around or what?

 

I don’t get ice cream, if I do: Chocolate fudge brownie is good, but only on occasion.

 

True of false: Mat lives in the back closet and sleeps under his desk.

 

Not these days much. If someone told me that was true, I wouldn’t be surprised.


Intern Spotlight: Justin Moldovanyi

This Spring, the team at Posture has been fortunate enough to have not one, but TWO interns helping us out with projects while gaining real-world agency experience. This week, we’d like to put the spotlight on our marketing & SEO intern, Justin Moldovanyi. He comes to us from just a few blocks away at the University of Scranton, where he is pursuing his B.S. in Marketing.

Hey Scranton, meet Justin!

Where are you originally from, Justin?

Perkasie, PA (Just outside Philly)

 

What inspired you to study Marketing and Advertising?

I actually started my college career as an exercise science major, but after one semester I knew it was not the right major for me. The following semester I switched to business and by the 3rd semester I took my first marketing class and loved it. From there I have enjoyed every marketing class I have had. There is so much opportunity and creativity in marketing and I would love to work in sports marketing.

 

What’s your favorite thing so far about going to school and working in Scranton?

My favorite part about Scranton is definitely the people. I have made so many friends at the University and everyone there is so friendly and willing to help out.

 

What is the most interesting project/client you’ve worked on at Posture Interactive?

I would have to say the first client I worked with, Fit AF Nutrition. This was definitely the most fun and involved client I got to work with. I was tasked with helping to layout some of the internal pages for the new website, creating email marketing templates, filling in content, and optimizing the SEO content for the website and products.

 

What is the biggest piece of advice or working skill you’ll take with you from your intern experience here?

I would say just being in an agency environment working with professionals and gaining real world experience because you do not get this in the classroom.

 

What is your ideal marketing project or client to work on?

Anything in the sports industry. I am a big sports fan and have played sports all my life so working within that industry would play to my strengths.

 

How do you feel so far about worshipping “The Google” when it comes to content and SEO?

Google is an extremely powerful tool and it has been fun learning about all of the ways businesses can harness its powers. SEO is one of those tools. I enjoyed learning about SEO and getting real life experience.

 

We hear you’re quite the ultimate Frisbee MVP with the University of Scranton team. How’s the season going right now?

This season has been great! We have won 2 tournaments and advanced to regionals. This was the first time in our teams history that we made it to regionals so I would say it has been an exciting season.

 

What’s your favorite Scranton hangout/restaurant/bar you’ve discovered in your 4 years here?

This is a tough one because there are a lot of good places to eat and drink in Scranton. I would say my favorite restaurant is Bar Pazzo and my favorite bar is Backyard Ale House.

Those are definitely some Posture favorites, too!

 

Finally – do you find Doug more annoying or less annoying now than when you started working here?

I actually never found Doug to be annoying. I enjoyed working with him and learned a lot from him.

That’s so nice of you to say! (but I think we both know the truth…)


Intern Spotlight: Michaela Schmidt

At Posture Interactive, we get a lot of ambitious students working through their internships with us. We love getting to know each and every one of these talented creatives as they grow and learn with us while contributing their work to our ongoing client projects.

Today we’d like you to get to know one of our current interns from Marywood University: meet Michaela!

 

 

Where are you from, Michaela?

Crownsville, Maryland right outside of Annapolis.

 

What inspired you to study Graphic Design?

I’ve always wanted to be an artist since I was a little kid, and after taking a couple graphic design courses in high school I discovered my love for editing and designing!

 

What’s the best thing so far about going to school and working in Scranton?

All the Office references. Kidding… sort of, but the views here are really beautiful. I love being able to see the mountains in the distance everywhere I look, and I enjoy being in a spot that’s so different from my hometown.

 

What is the most interesting project/client you’ve worked on at Posture Interactive?

That’s tough, but I would have to say either Vine Cafe or Golden Coast. For Vine Cafe, I created a couple flyers for them, including a Harry Potter Week one which was a lot of fun, and I also got to design their new Spring menu which was such an awesome experience.

For Golden Coast, I designed their Spring stickers that they gave out in their clothing store and I got to play around with hand lettering for it which I love to do! Now I am in the process of designing their summer stickers as well so I look forward to seeing how those turn out!

 

What is the biggest piece of advice or working skill you’ll take with you from your intern experience here?

The biggest piece of advice I’ll take with me is that it’s okay to ask a lot of questions! I was nervous at first to do so, but now I just load them on Kat and Joey while working on a project just to get feedback on my progress which is really helpful. A working skill I’ll take away from this intern experience too is that you can never have too many options when presenting an idea. Now after working here a bit, I have learned to give them at least five different versions to choose from so they can pick and choose which parts they like about each of them.

 

What would you tell fellow students who haven’t had an internship yet?

I would tell them that it’s such a worthwhile experience and it’ll really help you grow as a graphic designer for sure! I’ve learned so much already, not just graphic design skill-wise but also in regards to working with clients and getting tasks done at a quick pace and I’ve also gained many great portfolio pieces through it as well.

 

What is your ideal design project ?

My ideal project is a packaging or print design project involving handlettering or just a lot of typography! To get very specific, I think it would be so neat to have a project hand-lettering quotes for the fronts of notebooks or any kind of cute, stationary product.

 

Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop?

Illustrator > Everything

 

Cats or dogs?

Although I do have four cats at home (and bonus: I’m allergic to them). Dogs for sure (sorry Mom)

 

Your stance on Old Forge pizza?

I’m embarrassed to say I have yet to try any pizza from Old Forge…but I’ll try and change that real soon.

You better get on that before heading back home to Maryland!

 

True or False: Tony Bartocci is living proof that unicorns exist.

True, most definitely.


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