11/14/13 By:

Get to Know: Gwen Ody


Tell us a little bit about your background.

I was born and raised in Akron. As a child, I was a little shit. One of my fondest childhood memories would probably be all the summers spent at the ball field for softball tournaments.

What is your educational background?

I went to Copley High School then continued my education at Ohio University where I received a B.F.A from their College of Fine Arts.

Name a hidden talent that most don’t know about.

I can flip my eyelids inside out.

Sorry we asked.

So, you recently told us that while you were in college you followed our blog religiously. Why is that?

There was something different about 427 Design. There were no boundaries for your design work. Like for the Western Open House, you guys branded cowhide with the 427 Design logo. I thought it was awesome… and I’m a vegetarian!

You’ve had the chance to dabble in a variety of projects since joining the team. Any important lessons you’ve learned since starting at 427 Design?

Yes. Don’t cut heads off while filming.

What do you hope to have accomplished in five years? Ten?

Five: To move out of my parents basement.

Ten: To have all my student loans paid off (donations are welcome).

Yeah, in five years you’ll be closing in on 30. You should probably look into getting your own place…

Three words that describe you:

1) Spunky

2) Socially Awkward

3) Devoted

That’s kiiiiinda four words, but its okay. Math is hard. We know.

Tell us what we can find on your iPod. What’s the most embarrassing song?

Mostly country music. Most embarrassing… MMMBop by Hanson.

Yeah, you shouldn’t tell people you like Hanson. You knew we were going to put this on the website, right?

Justin said there’s something about your hair that makes him hungry. What’s what all about?

Oh, my sock bun. He told me to take the bagel off my head.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

Conjuring Chipotle whenever I wanted.

Yeeeahh! Would you be able to get Chipotle for, like, all of us whenever you wanted? Because if so, no need for that 90-day review. Keep up the great work! I’ll have a burrito bowl. Chicken, white rice, black beans… oh, sorry. 

What inspires your creativity?

I am inspired by the world around me. Whether it’s seeing something in a blog post, shopping around a thrift store, reading or  just clearing my head while I’m working out. I am constantly being inspired.

Share something about yourself that no one would ever believe?

I am terrified of toads.

Nah, we totally believe that. (And you’ll likely regret telling us, but thanks for sharing!)


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