I hyped our intern Liz a lil’ while ago here on the blogginz but today I wanted you to get up close and personal. Liz, we’ve really enjoyed having you here at FF and think you should maybe reconsider this college thing, ok? XOxo, K
Hey Elizabeth! You trek into town each day from where again??
I live in Westchester, about 30 minutes from Grand Central, but I fancy myself nearly a New Yorker for my moderate cynicism and aggressive walking style.
Tell us one of your hidden talents.
Most of my hidden talents fall under the umbrella term of “grandma skills”… I can crochet a beanie in under an hour, make spectacularly tasty popovers, and recite the lyrics to most Gilbert & Sullivan and Sondheim songs…
We hear you’re a fraternal twin? What’s your brother like?
I love love love being a twin! My twin brother is named Sam, and he is the coolest bro ever. For me, having a twin has basically been like having a really good friend who hates all the same things/people as me, shares books and assignments with me and always sits next to me at stupid alphabetized school events. There’s fighting like any other sibling relationship, but even though we don’t have a real twin language, there’s something special about having someone with you who is living a parallel life to yours while still being a totally unique person. For example, Sam is a fantastic drummer, and I can barely pat my head and rub my belly at the same time. (Hi Sam, I love you.)
You’re starting college next month. What are you studying?
I’m going to be dual enrolled at Brown University and the Rhode Island School of Design, probably studying neuroscience and graphic design, respectively. I’m more unsure about what I want to do at RISD. Was previously considering illustration, but my job here has steered me more towards graphic design.
How did you start working here?
Well, I read a lot of art blogs, and I was looking at GrainEdit back in the early spring when I saw the job posting section. I clicked on it and saw that the most recent posting was for a job at Fred Flare! I applied with a sort of haphazard letter explaining that I didn’t actually fit any of the requirements of the job (college-educated, experienced, anything, really) and (the lovely) Keith decided to interview me anyways. (Keith’s note: I totes called u Liz cuz your portfolio kicked the ass of most super experienced Joe Colleges…) Long story short, I ended up getting a summer internship here. Way better than lifeguarding, I can tell you that! Everyone has been so nice to me, and I’m having loads of fun, even though the commute sucks.
FAVE TV SHOW:
LOST, (always and forever)
Giraffes. (I used the collect them and even got them on display at the local Children’s library when I was 6!)
I bake at least once a week! (Keith’s note: Um, hello?? Why am I just learning this now?)
Haruki Murakami. Dude’s a genius.