A year ago, Friday we hired Paige Kleckner as a Designer and Director of Awesome.
We asked her a couple of questions to recap her first year at 818:
Q: Who is your favorite coworker?
A: Barb the stuffed sloth because she just likes to hang out (and Melissa is making me say this).
Q: What has been your favorite project?
A: New American Brewing’s beer labels. I had quite a heavy hand in this project (literally, as I hand carved the logos). They are an awesome client and its amazing to see something I helped create on shelves at local retailers like Hy-Vee and at beer festivals.
Q: What is your favorite memory from the last year?
A: One time we drove a compact rental car to the top of a mountain on a unmaintained road, survived and then got burgers at Tommyknocker Brewery afterwards. The roadtrip to Colorado was an awesome experience. I got to know Melissa and Rachel better outside of work, went on many recon missions and learned a lot about the craft beer industry.
Q: What are you looking forward to most in the next year?
A: An intern.
For real (from this March-July) To apply, send a cover letter, your resume and portfolio to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Q: What is your favorite hand drawn project?
A: I can’t even choose. In one year I’ve tackled projects that required drawing a dragon, a pig, a dinosaur, a sloth, us as tacos on a bike, a knight and a reindeer.
Q: Favorite coffee shop downtown?
A: My new discovery is Scenic Route in the East Village.
Q: What are you looking to overcome next year?
A: I’m excited for the opportunities to learn more about environmental graphic design and to expand my skills with After Effects and web design.
Q: What’s your favorite Pantone Color?
A: Pantone 142 (I’ve got matching pants)