A bittersweet “so long” to our summer Graphic Design intern, Grace Gruarin

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We had a busy summer, as our graphic design intern, Grace Gruarin, can attest after two months of work with Quinlan’s creative team.

A student at Villa Marie College, Grace “graced” us (pun intended) with her creative design skills while working on some big client projects this summer, including prominent campaigns for Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage, Sahlen’s Hot Dogs and Apple Rubber.



Before we send her off, we asked Grace some questions about her experience with  Quinlan.


  1. Tell us about your school, and why you got into design.

I am going into my senior year at Villa Maria College. I’m majoring in graphic design and minoring in business marketing. I chose this path because I always loved art and art history and I wanted a practical degree that would allow me to be creative every day.


  1.  What was your favorite part about interning with Quinlan this summer?

It’s difficult to choose what my favorite part about being Quinlan’s intern was. I loved everything about it! If I had to choose I’d say just being part of the professional team. I really enjoyed collaborating with not only other designers but with other members of an advertising agency. Quinlan’s team is so great, I was so lucky to be a part of it this summer.


  1. Who was your supervisor?

I interned in the creative department and I mostly took my orders from Frank Conjerti, Quinlan’s creative director.


  1. Who is the funniest person in the office?

That’s a tough question, for a good chunk of my time at Quinlan I sat at the Brain Bar so I overheard a lot of funny conversations, especially coming from Greg’s office (Director of Development Greg Croniser) since I sat right next to it. I always laughed a lot watching Frank’s Casual Friday videos, so the funniest might have to go to Frank (and don’t worry,he’s not paying me to say this).


  1. What is the most important thing you have learned (so far) while interning?

The most important thing I’ve learned while interning is to be fearless and take creative risks. I learned that going outside of my comfort zone is when I benefitted most. To never be afraid to ask questions or give your opinion on something. To also not take myself so seriously, because work can be fun!

Although we are sad to see her go, we know she will be designing great things in her future. Thank you for all of your hard work, Grace!

Interested in an internship with Quinlan? Be sure to contact us or tweet us @QuinlanCompany.


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