MORE THAN JUST PRETTY FACES.

Sammie oxford

President

Major, Year

Advertising, Senior

What I want to be when/if I grow up...

My goal is to work in account management at an ad agency. Ideally in a big city, but who knows!

Fun fact 

I think liking the color yellow is a personality trait. 

 

Favorite project

I love bringing current client work to new social media platforms to reach new audiences. Incorporating TikTok has been a project that has put a fun spin on our work!

Laura Carver

Senior Creative Director

Major, Year

Drawing, Junior

What I want to be when/if I grow up...

I want to work in the film industry as a concept artist/illustrator.

 

Fun/funny fact 

I was homeschooled but still have semi-decent social skills.

 

Favorite project

Wienerschnitzel National Student Advertising Competition this year: We had a solid and passionate team that was willing to put in the work.

Katie alleman

Operations Manager

Major, Year

Geography, Senior

What I want to be when/if I grow up...

Working for a non-profit organization to eliminate waste in manufacturing, hands-on working in communities to promote sustainability.

Fun fact 

I grew up in the smallest county in Illinois 

 

Favorite project

“Who is living in our trees?” for Giant City State Park Visitor Center in the kids corner as an educational game; Children can match the description or outline with the life size images of the various animals of Southern Illinois. 

gannon Mccarty

Senior Vice President

Major, Year

Advertising, Senior

What I want to be when/if I grow up...

I do not have specific goals because that can lead to failure, while having no plan cannot.

 

Fun/funny fact 

I have one less tooth than the average person.

 

Favorite project

Working alongside the City of Carbondale creating content, doing radio features, and experiencing other great opportunities.

SHAWN DAVIS

Creative Director

Major, Year

Advertising, Senior

What I want to be when/if I grow up...

I'd love to work in any industry that promotes either social services, outdoor programs, or sustainability.

Fun fact 

I like almost everything I try, kinda like a dog. 

 

Favorite project

I loved working with Community Health Partnerships because the work lined up so well with my own interests. We were able to help represent a historically underrepresented group. It felt very meaningful.

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