Say Hello to Aprille!
We’re thrilled to have Aprille Perez join our team as our spring and winter intern! Get to know her in the interview below.
Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m currently a junior at Seattle University majoring in Digital Design, with a minor in Japanese. I was born and raised in Japan and moved to Washington in 2007. I ground myself in the blend of multiple cultures I was immersed in throughout my life. As far back as I can remember, I’ve been drawing, writing stories, and conversing with people well beyond small-talk. Along with a love for anything artistic, I’ve picked up an interest in marketing, as well as computer science, which I may pursue further through a graduate program. I came to Seattle wanting to spark the passion within me, knowing I am someone who enjoys a little bit of everything.
There are a lot of internship opportunities out there, why did you pick Revolution?
In the summer of 2016, I had my first internship as a Design and Marketing intern at a commercial real estate firm, Capital Pacific. I was more involved with the design aspect of my role at the time, yet found myself curious about the professional side of marketing and the crossroads it has with design. When I came across Revolution PR, I couldn’t help but want to be a part of the team. Throughout my life experiences, I have found that I thrive most in small, tight-knit communities that strengthen each other and grow together—both professionally and personally. After learning more about Revolution, I knew this PR firm aligned with my beliefs and overall, is a company that cares about everyone from top to bottom, from the inside out.
What advice do you have for other college students who are interested in a marketing or design career?
My advice to other college students is to utilize your education to build your portfolio. It’s wise to treat all relevant coursework with care and consideration. I found myself relieved that much of my growing portfolio was attributed to the assignments completed for class or writings made from my social media role at a school organization. Another really important piece of advice is to genuinely network and make connections. You can’t go very far by yourself!
What do you love most about marketing/design/social media?
I’ve always been interested in what makes people interested and inclined to do the things they do. With marketing, I find that it looks into the behavior of not only the producer but the consumer. I have a knack for studying people.
With design, I love how good design can be a medium that transcends all languages and generations to convey something deeper than surface level, and even bring people together.
With social media I find it can be the words for marketing techniques and expressing design at the same time. It also considers the audience and the brand simultaneously, being a bridge that conveys the brand in a relatable way for the masses.
When you’re not in school or working, what do you like to do with your spare time?
In my spare time I love drawing, writing poems and short stories, creating music with a friend, cooking/eating all sorts of cuisines, reading a good book, and exploring Seattle, the city I love.