Meet the Interns - Gabrielle Rodmaker, Graphic Design


I recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL. There, I obtained a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Advertising. 

What do you love most about your internship with Agrible?
I would have to say that having an environment with open communication is what I love most about my internship with Agrible so far. I believe it’s something that is a key factor to success in a growing company. Products and materials constantly change, so as a designer the need to be aware of what is going on in other teams in addition to my own is important. It effects the workings as one cohesive unit to achieve the best outcome for the company, partners, and clients.

When did you first know that you wanted to be a Graphic Designer?
I have always had a love for art since I was young! I really enjoyed studio work like oil painting and sketching, but as I got older I found I was intrigued by technology and how it functioned in the art realm. Each project provides me an opportunity to explore a subject from a new perspective, while finding a solution to a design composition that is appealing to my audience. Every day is an opportunity for me to work on my personal development as a visual communicator!

If you could have lunch with one person, living or dead, who would it be?
If I could have lunch with one person it would be Rosa Parks! I believe she is such an inspiration to everyone. She was a woman that overcame her fears and sparked a movement to change the times. By putting herself in a situation to engage in civil rights and based upon its outcomes, she has become an ideal role model for peace and justice among human dignity. 

What would you say is the oddest or most interesting thing about you?
Something interesting… or odd… about me is that I looked like a triplet when I was little! My mother is a twin, and her twin sister has two twin boys that are a year old than me. So anytime we were together, people always asked if we were triplets. It’s never skipped a generation in my family! 

Do you have any advice for future interns?
If I were to give any advice to future interns it would be to do your research and get to know your coworkers. Doing your research means that your spending time getting to know the company that you’ll be interning at. It doesn’t just mean looking at their website; it can include checking out their social media or blog page, and familiarizing yourself with their mission statement and purpose. And your coworkers and going to be the people you are spending the most time with, so they’re going to be the ones you are learning from. Take the opportunity to pick their brain and find out what you can bring to the table. In short, immerse yourself into the culture of the company you’ll be interning for.