Category: Intern Spotlight

Intern Spotlight: Ana Perez

We love hosting interns here at Posture, and we’ve had the pleasure of working with many creative individuals from a variety of colleges and universities. Over the past ten weeks we’ve been joined by Ana Perez, a senior at Wilkes University pursuing a degree in Digital Design and Media Arts. Ana was our first intern from Wilkes University, and boy did she set the bar high for her classmates! We hope you enjoy reading about Ana as much as we enjoyed working with her. 

Who are ya?

Ana Perez

Where do you call home?

I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic but moved to The United States seven years ago. I am currently living in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. 

What inspired you to study Digital Design and Media Art at Wilkes University?

The truth is that I was doing graphic design before I knew it was called graphic design. When I was little, I spent my days drawing houses and characters, and then when I was growing up I used to make business cards and birthday invitations in word documents. I also used to love creating PowerPoints and presentations when I was in high school. I enjoyed creating artworks with papers, photos and colors but I did not know that that was a career until I arrived in this country. I don’t think that something specific inspired me to become a graphic designer, I just love how it feels to create. 

I just love how it feels to create. 

Who inspires you?

Working women inspire me, no matter their career. I love when women follow their dreams, get an education and excel in their field. 

You’re our first Wilkes intern! What attracted you to Posture Interactive?

Last year I was invited to the American Advertising Awards in Scranton, where I saw Posture for the first time. Their work impressed me and I found the team very cool and dynamic. When it was time for me to choose an internship, I decided to apply here because I wanted to see what it was like to work for an agency. I thought that Posture was the perfect place for me to put into practice everything I’ve learned, and have the opportunity to learn from them as well.

What has been your favorite project you’ve worked on at Posture so far?

I loved creating the storyboards for Dwell Real Estate and designing the pages for the Scranton Chamber of Commerce Momentum magazine. 

You’re a busy girl! Besides your internship at Posture, what else do you have going on?

Besides my internship at Posture, I have two part-time jobs. I work for Michaels Distribution Center as a Loss Prevention Specialist on the weekends and I am one of the Graphic Design and Media Art scholars in the Allan P. Kirby Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship at Wilkes University during the week helping students, professors, staff and external clients with designs and logos for their business’s ideas. I also do a lot of freelance work and I have a cat named Kali Pachanguero like this song

What’s something most people don’t know about you?

When I was 14 I used to practice belly dance and I was part of a modeling academy. 

You’re new to Downtown Scranton. Do you have a favorite local hangout?

I had the opportunity to go to Nay Aug Park a couple years ago and I loved the experience. I want to come back again this summer. 

If you could trade places with anyone in the world for a day, who would it be?

I would like to be my cat for one day to see if he really loves me. I would like to be a dolphin, too. 


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.


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