Graphic Design Intern

Midori is our resident Graphic Design Intern who recently joined the ranks at Revel! She is a major asset to our design team, and brings strong creative talent to the office each and every day. Get to know Midori a little bit better, like what odd reason landed her in the ER last year…

1. Are you a Springfield native, or a Springfield transplant?

Springfield transplant for about five years now! But a proud KC native always and forever. 

2. What attracted you to the advertising field?

Before my first design class, I had never really realized the impact that advertising and visual communication has on our everyday life. Impacts that effect the brands we love and why, the I-bought-this-because-it’s-cool-looking packaging and getting to learn more about the community based on the things we see everyday. I wanted to learn more about the process and immerse myself in that culture because, well, it’s important.

3. What do you love most about your job?

I absolutely love the people who work here. Everyone has been incredibly nice, comfortable and hilarious. I’ve learned so much already. Plus we have dogs here, like ALL OF THE TIME. It’s the best perk I could ever ask for!

4. Do you have any office nicknames around the office?

Not any that I know of. My name is pretty interchangeable, my friends back home switch it up from Midorable, Midorky, Midorito, M’dangkneehurts, Dori, etc. When I came to Springfield, the name Mido caught on a little. Everyone’s pretty creative here so I’m sure they’ll be able to come up with something.

5. How would your best friend describe you?

I texted my best friend Tafi this question, and told her to tell me how wonderful I am; she actually did it!  This made my day—I love this gal. Tafi if you’re reading this, I’m still never going to call you “Master T,” but you’re actually one of the greatest humans I’ve ever met. Thanks for being you, dude. 

“Well the first word that comes to mind is selfless. Ever since I've known you, you always had put others first. You're talented In so many departments too, from art in all forms, to winning the Mathlete award in high school, lol but really your art is constantly being praised because you are seriously so talented. And with that, another word I would say that describes you is humble. With all the talent you have, the blessing you've received and the crowd that stands by you, you still remain humble through it all. You've never been a braggers or one to favor the word "I" so much, and you're humbleness is contagious because it's definitely humbled me. Also adventurous and outgoing, you're one to always be down for a good time, one to always make sure that everyone is having a good time!! I mean sometimes it takes some convincing but that’s why you're the responsible one, to make sure we're not going to die from whatever dare we're conquering but you're gonna make sure we do it! And that we have fun!! (Aka win) I hope this helps, I just woke up”

Side note: I didn’t actually win the Mathlete award in high school, it was an accident. I’m very very bad at math.

6. Tell us a unique fact about yourself that few people would know. 

I tell people a lot of random things about myself so this question is hard. There’s the fact that my dad’s a chef so I was never a picky eater. Also I used to play the accordion back in the day. Lastly, before graphic design, I was a fashion design and product development major. 

7. What food do you crave most?

It’s between ice cream, hot chips and popcorn. I have a real problem with popcorn. I love it so much I once ate too much of it and had to go to the emergency room. I wish I could say that this happened when I was little or something, but it was actually just last year. 

8. If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

Speak Japanese! Haha, people always ask me this! I was fluent when I was younger, but since being born in the states and going to an American school, I completely lost it. My mom would encourage me to learn but I would never listen. I am completely full of regret (Sorry, mom.)

9. What is your favorite book of all time?

I really love To Kill a Mockingbird. I also have an undying love for Harry Potter. Always. 

10. Do you have any special (or strange) talents?

Not super special or strange, but I can sew things, paint things and draw things.  

11. If you had to choose a theme song for your life, what would it be? 

“Schoolin’ Life” by Beyoncé. Look it up.

12. If you could meet anyone - living or dead - who would you choose?

I would have Thanksgiving dinner with the Obama family. 

13. The title of your personal autobiography would be

“It’s Going to be Fine,” “Ope, Sorry,” or “You’re Not Beyoncé but You’re Pretty Damn Close” 

14. If Revel were an animal, what would it be and why?

The first animal I thought of was a polar bear. They’re such massive animals that really make a statement and are overall gorgeous. Also, their fur is super pristine and I compared that to how clean and nice the Revel office is, so much so that it makes me afraid to touch anything. Oh, and it’s really cold near my desk so there’s that too. 

15. Leave us with your favorite quote

“Focus on the positive things in your life, and you’ll be shocked at how many more positive things start happening.” — Sophia Amoruso