Thanks Sierra

Struck’s new intern owes it to you.

I wear a lot of hats. Always have.

Junior year of college, I probably wore a hat 300 days in a row. Not the same hat, because that would be gross, but a form of head covering. Had to. (My hair was perpetually stuck in the “awkward phase” of growing out, you should see my license photo…). But I’m not just talking about physical hats, I’ve always tried to fill a lot of roles, attempting to channel my inner Swiss Army Knife.

If I’m not good at something, I’ll throw all of my effort into fixing that. Except for basketball, bball and I just don’t get along. Back in school, I was your go-to guy in the department. Someone needed help, instruction or the key command for something, it turned into the “ask Jordan” show. So for the last four years I’ve been bookmarking, downloading, memorizing and absorbing — everything. And all that knowledge is great, made me feel like a rock star. I walked across the stage back in Dayton, Ohio — received my empty leather diploma casing, and the dismal looming thought was, now what?

So what did I do with my exorbitantly-priced education?

Join a creative agency!

Voluntarily put myself back at the bottom of the totem-pole — the same food chain I thought I’d been sleeplessly climbing the last four years. I’m the freshman dweeb, walking in on my first day of school surrounded by a bunch of senior cheerleaders… Which, ironically enough, is spot on for the agency, that was crazy enough to give me an internship.

Just kidding. You made a good choice, but you’re still technically the hot cheerleaders in that scenario. Please, utilize the inexpensive labor. It’s an opportunity of a lifetime for me to see the inter-workings of an agency and I’ll literally do whatever you need. I like the digital/interactive side of things but I’ll give any task 110%. Don’t hesitate, just ask.

Anyways, so, I moved my life via four suitcases 2,471 miles to Portland where I can count on one hand how many people I know. I came across Struck last winter. I don’t remember the exact location. I do remember being 2000% distracted by this snow bunny on the TV. Sierra Quitiquit — her and Sage Kotsenburg were shredding some pristine Utah corduroy and that TV spot got me so hype for the PCMR/Canyons vacation I was taking later that winter.

Long story short, I like snow bunnies and I’m here to tear shit up (no, not literally, don’t worry). I’ve been graciously given the opportunity, ney, the privilege to work with some of the most talented creatives in an even more creative city. I want to make a name for myself (other than “intern”) and figure out what the hell I want to do with the rest of my life. I have a good bit of talent and a lot of different career paths to explore. I think the right agency chose me to develop these talents. I work hard regardless of what task is in front of me and I like to think I’m pretty good at this whole design thing. But I want to be great, I want to be greater than.

If you’re interested in watching me accomplish this, follow me on Tumblr, Twitter and Instagram @feedtheintern.

And here’s a pretty picture of me — reppin’ a local SLC brand. You’re welcome.
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