Trischler Design Co.’s First Intern
This summer we’re excited announce that we have a new member of the team. Our very first design intern, Jensen Healey.
As a teacher (and former student), I recognize that so much of design is learned outside the classroom and inside the studio on real projects. That’s where I learned the most (thanks, Widgets & Stone!), and I have long had the hope to share my real-world processes and experiences with younger designers. Beyond that, I could use the help! Thankfully, my friend Josh at the CAC recommended Jensen a few months back after seeing a post I made on Instagram about looking for contractors. Jensen’s was open and excited to be the guinea pig, and she has design chops to boot. I asked her to answer a few questions about herself here on the blog so that you and I could get to know her better. There’s contact info below if you want to learn more or check out her art and design on Instagram.
Get to Know Jensen
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I was determined to be a veterinarian until I was a sophomore in high school. I love science, and I have also considered careers ranging from astrophysics to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. I wanted to avoid art as a career because my two older brothers majored in art. Thankfully, I changed my mind.
What's your superpower?
I guess my superpower is caring about the needs of others and supporting their causes. It's easy to be selfish. Stepping down from the center of attention allows me to recognize and respect the experiences of others. That's my job as an artist. To listen to what is happening in the lives around me and create a response.
What movies have you watched more than three times?
My favorite movies always artistic, have a great soundtrack, and often have an absurd story line. The genres I watch most are fantasy, horror, and documentary. Generally, I want to have a good time while watching movies.
What's one book you have read this year that you would recommend and why?
Interaction of Color by Josef Albers. I've read a few color theory books before, but I find Interaction of Color to be most beneficial since it includes colors studies by different fine artists.
If you didn't have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
I would work on playing instruments (I know a little bit of piano) and learning more languages (I can speak some Italian). Both require time to get better that I can't ever seem to set aside.
What makes you weird?
Too many things… I have an obsession with dried fruit, almost every day I am wearing a piece of clothing of my mom's (from the 80s), I am ambidextrous, I have a tongue like Gene Simmons, and a pet snake named Vincent.
Xavier University, 2020 Graduate
Click here if you would like to contact us about a 3-month internship.
We're not hiring for the summer (obviously, because we have Jensen), but we're happy to talk about opportunities for the fall semester.
Interview questions sourced from the Holstee Reflection Cards.