26 May Meet our intern-turned-employee: Angie Nardin!
We were in the middle of getting knocked over by this pandemic, navigating homeschooling and shifting to the home office and trying to figure out how many boxes of Triscuits to stash in the basement when Angie approached Advokate about an internship. She needed a lot of hours to complete her degree at SUNY Adirondack. It felt overwhelming to commit any energy to anything.
But when I saw her portfolio, I knew I needed to scoop her up.
This girl is talent, y’all.
Here are some of her works that she created during her internship at Advokate. I mean. Look at these. She’s brilliant! And the defining moment was when I presented her logo design to a client alongside some of my own and the client chose hers. And I was like, yup. I need her. It was the same feeling I had when I heard that our Caitlin was available. Just like — That human being is gold and I want her on my team! She hit us at the right time, too. Quarantine means transformation. It’s the right time for Advokate to take this step.
Jeff Ives of Jonathan Reid has said to me a few times that he just surrounds himself with the best people and that’s how he does right by his business. I’m feeling very lucky to have done just that, both with our staff and with our wonderful clients. The Advokate community is a strong one.
So we’re trying to figure out how to work together from home during a pandemic, but luckily Angie already has months of practice working with us just exactly like this. But I really can’t wait to be all together in the office bouncing ideas around and enjoying each other’s company as well as cranking out some awesome stuff for our clients.
This is a big step for us, and we are so excited to be able to offer infographics, custom illustrations, gorgeous logo design and more. We’re looking to get her more in the fold on our web design projects, too.
Let us know if you need some Advo-Angie in your life! We can’t wait to see what she makes for you!