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Tell us a little bit about your background. (Where did you grow up? What were you like as a child? Fondest childhood memory?)

I grew up in what is affectionately referred to as the “Gem City” aka Dayton Ohio.  I think I must have been an annoying child due to my affinity for always asking too many questions… and I was also mostly covered in dirt at any given time.

One of my fondest childhood memories was waking up on my birthday to discover a new sleeping jack russel terrier puppy by my side.

What is your educational background?

I started off in the pursuit of a degree in Biotechnology and Biological Sciences with a concentration in Pharmacogenomics, after several years I decided to go back to school to pursue a Graphic Design degree with the hopes of integrating both fields into my work. I am currently interested in the Biomimicry PHD program offered by The University of Akron.

Tell us about yourself. Where did you grow up? What were you like?

I grew up in a suburb of Dayton called Riverside.  As a youth I was a rambunctious and incurable prankster.

What about college?

I started off at Wright State University and Sinclair Community College. For Graphic Design I currently attend The University of Akron.

Three words to describe you:

Determined, Focused, and Anxious.

Favorite Social Media:

FarmersOnly.com

What was your first impression of 427 Design?

An eclectic mix of weird and wonderful artistic people that produce some of the best work in the Akron area.

What do you love most about being an intern for 427 Design?

Everyone is very kind and helpful if you have any design concerns or questions. They all have areas of expertise that make for an extremely well rounded firm.  Also, the snack game is on point.

Favorite word?

Sternocleidomastoid.

Least favorite word?

“Whatever” or the phrase “It is what it is”

What sound do you love?

An inappropriately timed slide whistle.

What sound do you hate?

Screaming children

What is your favorite curse word?

“AHH Horse Shit!”

What inspires you, and why?

Experimental underground animation is something I’ve always enjoyed as it offers a look into topics often unexplored or overlooked by major animation studios.

What is on your “Bucket List”?

Buckets

What is something that no one would ever believe to be true about you?

My age (or the fact that I have two webbed toes on each foot)

What is a major life dream you hope to accomplish?

To develop new advancements in Augmented and Virtual Reality using design and human-brain interfacing.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

Memes

Do you have any pet peeves?

Condescension

What turns you on? / What turns you off?

Meaningful conversation. Apathy and Complacence.

What profession, other than your own, would you like to attempt? / What profession would you not like to do?

If I didn’t decide to pursue design or biology, I would have liked to have been an engineer. The worst profession that I could think of would a be meat cleaner at a slaughter house.

If I won a million dollars…..

I would invest in my own business.

What inspired me to do what I do…

The love of art and illustration.

Something that really baffles me…

Hatred and Intolerance.

If I could have a super power it would be…

Invisibility

Get to know our newest designer, Shelby:

Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where did you grow up, your childhood memories, ya know, the early years.

I am originally from Hubbard, Ohio. My summers were spent outside riding dirt bikes, swimming and playing basketball. In the winter I spent most of my time playing video games.

Where did you go to school?

I went to Youngstown State University for Graphic Design.

So now 427 has two penguins!

Three words to describe you:

Honest. Hard-working. Independent.

Favorite Quote:

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Winnie the Pooh

What do you like to listen to?

I listen to everything except country usually on Pandora or Soundcloud.

What was your first impression of 427 Design?

“I want to work here.”

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

To continue becoming a better designer and keep learning new things.

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

Teleportation.

Favorite word?

Guacamole!

Least favorite word?

Can’t.

What sound do you love?

When a basketball swishes through the net.

What sound do you hate?

When people talk with a bubble in their throat.

What is your favorite curse word?

The bad ones.

What is your favorite Seal song?

Kiss from a Rose.

What is on your “Bucket List”?

Attend the World Cheese Dip festival in Little Rock, Arkansas.

What inspires you, and why?

Good design because it makes me want to become a better designer.

 

 

Tell us a little bit about your background.

I grew up in Hudson, Ohio but my fondest memories were taking trips to South Carolina and driving around in golf carts and spending time with family.

What is your educational background?

I graduated from Hudson High School in 2014 and I’m going to enter my senior year at Ohio University next fall where I’m majoring in Interactive Design through the School of Visual Communication.

Three words to describe you:

Dedicated. Loyal. Calm.

Favorite Quote:

“The unexamined life is not worth living.”- Socrates

What’s on your iPod?

Every one of Beyoncé’s albums, and a lot of pop and rap.

So, what brings you to 427 Design?

Webtern for the summer!

What was your first impression of 427 Design?

“This is a really cool space.”

What do you love most about being an intern for 427 Design?

Being able to collaborate in big projects starting from day one.

Favorite Movie? Food? Book?

Favorite movie: 13 Going on 30

Favorite food: A pick-two cup of chicken noodle soup and Thai chicken salad from Panera.

Favorite book: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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

Shapeshifting, that way I can shift into any super hero I want.

Favorite word?

Cool!

Least favorite word?

Righteous

What sound do you love?

A Keurig making my tea in the morning.

What sound do you hate?

Obnoxious laugh tracks on TV shows.

What is your favorite curse word?

Any of them will do when I’m mad.

What is something that no one would ever believe to be true about you?

I absolutely love musicals.

What inspires you, and why?

I’m inspired by people who have succeeded in the design/tech industry. It’s reassuring to look up to someone who has been in your shoes as a student and see them come so far creatively and professionally.

What is a major life dream you hope to accomplish?

Be happy and successful in my career choice.

What is on your “Bucket List”?

Practice my French skills abroad.

2016-02-16

Once again, AAF-Akron hosted a varietal Who’s Who of the Akron advertising professionals and students. This year 427 Design received six Silver ADDY Awards from AAF-Akron at the aptly presidential-themed celebration of the Akron creative community on February 12th – Abe Lincoln’s Birthday.

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At the close of each awards season we like to take the time to thank those who make it possible for us to do what we love. Our clients entrust us with their brands, engage us in overcoming their challenges and allow us the opportunity to produce and implement creative, in some cases award-winning, solutions. A few of the silver statues we received were awarded for work we did for Neil Zaza, Diversified Digital and St. Vincent-St. Mary High School.

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2016 Akron ADDY Awards

St. Vincent-St. Mary High School 2015-2016 Admissions Guidebook
Client: St. Vincent-St. Mary High School

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Diversified Digital Managed Services Sales Collateral
Client: Diversified Digital

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Album Art: Neil Zaza Peach
Client: Neil Zaza

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Poster: Meow.
Client: 427 Design

427 Tiger Poster

Open House IX Invitation
Client: 427 Design

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Open House IX Campaign
Client: 427 Design

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Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 ADDY awards. The work produced by the greater Akron creative community last year was outstanding and, as always, we are proud to be surrounded and challenged by each of you. Cheers to you, and here’s to another outstanding year.

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Tell us a little bit about your background. Where did you grow up? Fond memories…

I’m still a kid who likes kid stuff, like finger painting and cartoons. But my fondest memories are of running barefoot through my backyard in Ashtabula with my siblings.

So you don’t go to Ohio’s Polytechnic University?

No. I graduated from Jefferson Area High School in 2013 and am currently enrolled at S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University where I study Art Direction. I have also studied at NYU where I earned a certificate in blogging. This spring I’ll be studying at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Austalia.

G’day mate. 

Three words to describe you:

Optimistic, adventurous, calm

Favorite Quote:

“Can’t you see the stars more clearly when standing in places far off the beaten path? And isn’t the ocean deeper, the further out you go from shore? Even where it’s dark, there’s both beauty and life.”

-J. Raymond

What’s on your iPod?

Fleetwood Mac… with a little bit of everything else.

So, what brings you to 427 Design?

Wintern… at your service.

Wintern. See what we did there? 

What do you love most about being an intern for 427 Design?

Good vibes, cool people, big ideas and collaboration. An atmosphere that includes acoustic guitar and mini basketball games doesn’t suck either.

Favorite word?

Unique.

Least favorite word?

Slick & Touché

Touché.

What sound do you love?

Cracking knuckles

What sound do you hate?

Morton Salt containers opening (I just got goosebumps typing that.)

What is something that no one would ever believe to be true about you?

I’m fluent in Greek. I’ve gotten pulled over while driving over 10 times. I’ve been to 14 countries. There’s two lies and one truth… guess which.

What is on your “Bucket List”?

Travel to every country at least once.

Road trip from the most eastern point in the US to the most western point.

Meet Stevie Nicks.

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