I have come to the realization that I’m not sure of many things in life. The one thing I am certain about, is that I want to design. I have a deep passion for it, it’s a feeling that is hard to explain. When I am immersed in a world of art and design. I feel comfortable and happy I am certain this is where I need to be. My name is Maria del Carmen Perez people call me Mona. I’m from Ecuador, a small and beautiful country in South America (you should come and visit!). Considering I go to school in Boston—specifically New England School of Art & Design—having a fear of flying is rather inconvenient. I obviously need to fly a lot. More importantly, I really do love traveling.
Regarding my passion for design: it can be very challenging to relate to my friends who don’t share the same obsession. 99% of my friends have no idea about the design world, so this must mean I need new friends (clearly, my social life is not a priority). Dear friends, if you read this don’t get mad! I love you. Now that you know this about me, and you know Alphabet Arm, don’t you agree it’s the perfect place for me to intern? The team here is awesome. Its only been a week and I already have learned some amazing things. For example: Chris suffers from a crippling addiction to potato chips. Ryan’s grandma is apparently better at technology than he is. Ira has a tendency to use weird passwords on the computers and Aaron eats something called Tofurky. Hopefully, by the end of my internship I’m not a veggie. To be honest though, that Tofurky sandwich looked pretty delicious!
Seriously though, I have already learned a lot. I’m very excited to be here. I’ve had the opportunity to help prep logo files for a couple new books (publishers based in China and Barcelona) that have requested to include Alphabet Arm’s work in them. I may have even renamed one of the books! I’ll confirm that later. I’m currently flowing in new content for a marketing brochure, helping the team with a monthly mailing and about to work on my first logo project.
Hit me with any questions or just say Hola: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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