Q: Why do you have so many sections/Why do you do so many things?
A: I feel that everyone should have many hobbies and interests. For me, whether its design, acting or well, even cleaning, I'd like to try it all. I find the beauty in (almost) everything and hey; you only live once right? There are a few things I do really well (as you will see from my portfolio), but I also do well in far more things than ever imagined and these can come in handy at any time in any situation. So if you're hosting an improv party and need actors, or are looking to learn to cook and need some help, give me a shout! (I make some pretty mean italian dishes!)
Q: Why is your website so basic/old-school/archaic/not techie?
A: Not only did I create this website by hand, but I also did the majority of the graphic design (minus the fonts and patterns of course!). I am truly fond of the whole old elegance of the victorian style and feel that it is a fantastic representation of my personality. I enjoy bold, crazy, out of this world style and feel that such a time period really reflects these traits. Big dresses, high hair and curly gold filigree is the way to go!
Q: Why do you dress the way that you do?
A: I've always felt that people should not dress one certain way. You should dress how you feel that day, which is why I have a ton of different things in my wardrobe. Lately I've toned it down because I've been so busy, and lazy quite frankly. (Hey, it takes a lot to dress awesome.) Most people go through phases, but it sticks to others for life; I'd consider myself one of those.
Q: Why did you choose Advertising as a career?
A:I love all aspects of media, design, marketing and beyond. Advertising will always be in demand, no matter what shape the world is in. This means there will alwqys be the ability to create, plan and design campaigns for a range of clients. When a person can be part of a worldwide movement or campaign, it feels great. It's also great seeing your work on display in the real world!
Q: Do you have any tips for someone wanting to get into marketing and/or advertising?
A: The Ad program at Algonquin really covers a large portion of course content that ranges anywhere from learning Flash to learning how to budget a media plan. I feel like it was complete as well as realistic and I couldn't have asked for a better program. However, after seeing the course content, homework, projects and deadlines, my advice to anyone is that you need to be extremely organized, punctual and you must work well under any degree of pressure. Make sure you can handle LOTS of work at once, and deadlines. In the end, it all becomes worth it, as it is a wonderful and forever changing industry.
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