From Murfreesboro, TN, Hunter Foster graduated last month with a degree in public relations from UT. Before pursuing his master's degree, he desires to gain experience in his field. After meeting two DS staff members at a PRSSA roundtable discussion and then reviewing the company’s case studies, Hunter became adamant about working with us. Now serving as the public relations intern at Designsensory, he has found a favorite: the culture around the office.
“This is a wonderful environment to learn and grow in,” says Hunter. “I work under Casey Self and Josh Loebner, and they are truly exceptional mentors.”
During his time as an intern, Hunter has set the goal of building a client’s social media profile from the ground up by planning and launching a successful campaign. Next, Hunter plans to work for a creative marketing agency, such as Designsensory, and eventually have his own public relations agency.
In his free time, you’ll often find Hunter with either his Nikon or a book in his hands as he hangs out in Knoxville’s parks.
Paul is our strategies intern. A hometown guy from Knoxville and attending the University of Tennessee, he is in the full-time MBA program with a marketing concentration. He was interested in earning an internship at a marketing agency, and Designsensory was the perfect fit. "I really enjoy the pace at Designsensory," Paul explains. "There are always new, interesting opportunities to work on."
While at Designsensory, Paul aims to work with a client to craft a comprehensive marketing plan that includes everything from the early stages of research, to implementation, and measuring its success. The next step for Paul is earning his master's and attaining a full-time position at a design and strategy-oriented marketing firm, such as Designsensory.
When not at DS, you might bump into Paul at a disc golf course or soccer field. He also sings and plays guitar in Johnny Astro and The Big Bang, a local band.
Eleanor, known as Ellie by her friends, is a design intern who is also from Murfreesboro. She is a rising senior, pursuing her BFA in graphic design. Painting, reading and bingeing on Netflix are a few of Eleanor’s interests. She fought for a position at Designsensory to see what was behind the curtain.
“When researching Designsensory, I loved the diversity of clientele,” said Eleanor. “I also appreciated the innovative way the agency handles its projects, and I wanted to learn the process behind the work.”
She finds that Designsensory’s staff is creative, flexible and has a positive attitude around the office. Eleanor's primary goal during her internship is to learn how to merge her background in fine art with her professional design work. While she hasn’t entirely made up her mind, Eleanor thinks she will likely go for a position at an advertising firm, or maybe even a magazine company.