Meet Olivia Memberto – LEAD Marketing Graphic Design Intern
Tell me about yourself.
Hi! My name is Olivia Memberto and I’m a graphic designer, problem solver, and strategic creative. I received my Bachelor’s degree in 3 years from Central Michigan University this past May in Graphic Design and Advertising.
What’s your favorite thing about being a designer?
I love brainstorming big ideas and going through the problem-solving process to make that dream a reality.
What do you like to do outside of the office?
My fiancé and I just bought our first house, and it’s a major fixer upper. We’ve spent every spare minute working on the house. So far we’ve gutted and completely rebuilt the kitchen, knocked down a wall between the kitchen and living room, built a master bathroom, painted every wall in the house and much more. I also have a passion for antiques and old houses. If I’m not working on our house, I’m at a flea market, antique store, or wandering around historic neighborhoods with googly eyes.
What is something others find interesting about you?
When I was little, I was the weirdest creative kid. I used to take Jenga blocks and piece them together to build floor plans of houses. I’d make a house’s blueprint and then arrange “furniture” within the house… using more Jenga blocks. Does it sound like I went into the wrong field of work? Maybe, but after about ten years of being set on going into Interior Design or Architecture, I discovered the field of Graphic Design. I still have a huge passion for home design and architecture, but I realized I love it more as a hobby than a career. At least this weird past of mine is being put to use in the renovation of my house!
What do you hope to gain in your internship with LEAD?
I’ve had mostly in-house graphic design experience, and I’ve always wanted to work in an agency. I’m so excited to finally be exposed to the agency life. I hope to gain more confidence in my creative thinking and bring fresh new ideas to every project I touch. I’ve already had so much fun working with new brands and mediums like social media, digital ads, print design, radio production and more…