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.