We’ve never had an intern before. Not that we have anything against them — honestly, it just never really occurred to us to hire one! Not until, that is, Glenna Rose Hanson called our office and said, “How about I be your guinea pig intern? It will be great!“ How could we pass up an offer like that?
Glenna has only been with us a week, but already we can tell that she is a super creative designer and illustrator. She came to this line of work by accident: She went to Northwest Nazarene University intending to get a degree in music and start a career in musical theater.
She hated it.
She was, however, a prolific doodler, and her little drawings in the margins of her assignments caught the eye of one of her professors who happened to teach art. He returned her assignment with a note: “You should be a designer.”
She jumped into her new major based on that advice and has been exploring the world of art and design ever since. Glenna says her husband describes her style as “clean,” but Glenna hasn’t settled on a description yet — she’s still trying to absorb as much inspiration as she can.
Glenna has been thrilled with the variety of clients at Carew Co. On her first day, she worked on projects for a divorce lawyer and then switched to collateral for a beer client. “I want to learn what it’s like to work for a client rather than myself,” she says. “I want to experience what it’s like to work for real people.”
Glenna and her husband live in Boise; he’s an electrical engineer at Micron and is building a full-scale BB8 for their upcoming trip to ComiCon in Salt Lake City. In their spare time, he and Glenna go to open houses and “pretend we can afford them” or have fierce board game battles — including over obscure games like “House on the Hill,” which she describes as “if Clue got into some hardcore drugs.”
Glenna will be with us until April, so stop by and say hi! We’re excited to have her.
FAST FACTS ABOUT GLENNA
- “When I was 6 I had a cat named Rocketship. Some people think that’s weird, but I still think it was a good choice.”
- Loves chai tea lattes.
- Really enjoys designing for nurseries and creating kids’ clothes.
- Likes to create little characters. “If I get those into my designs I’m really happy. My work has a lot of personality without being overwhelming.”