Who We Are

Campus Banner & Design employs a team of dedicated, hard-working students committed to bringing our customers the best services and products possible from a fun atmosphere that fosters professional growth. We come from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines, but we all possess skill sets uniquely suited to meet our clients’ needs. CB&D began as a part of the Union Program and Activities Council (UPAC) nine years ago but is now a growing business with close ties to the Student Affairs Publications department. We work with on- and off-campus clients, and our services are tailored to suit the creative design and communication needs of each project. From writers to photographers, designers to web developers, CB&D has the resources to consistently produce high-quality products.
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OUR TEAM

The CB&D staff collaborates on nearly every project we do. Our team mentality ensures that from design conception to final products, everything we produce is aesthetically and informatively pleasing. Our academic backgrounds range from graphic communications and digital production arts to communication studies and marketing. Our specialties complement each other and create a diverse work environment in which creativity and productivity are constantly thriving.

NATHAN

Gastonia, N.C.
Visual Arts
Art Director

I was born and raised in Gastonia, N.C. I spent my childhood as a weird, creative kid with a wild imagination. If I wasn’t building and making things, I was taking them apart. I moved to Shelby, N.C., at age 18 and got an auto body degree from the community college there. My interest in how things work led me to begin studying mechanical engineering at Clemson. I quickly learned that engineering was not what I expected, and I found my way into the visual arts program. An internship with the campus art gallery landed me in Creative Services, the design firm for the University. They introduced me to CB&D, and here I am.

I have three goals while working for CB&D

1. analyze customer relations,
2. optimize production processes,
3. facilitate efficient teamwork.

KATRIN

I spent a good part of my childhood and teenage years in Karlsruhe, Germany, but for the last 23 years, Clemson has been my home.

Customer Service Manager

I chose this job because I have always had the urge to express myself creatively—be it through metal sculptures, jewelry or pastel drawings. After working in the tax service industry as a manager for almost 15 years, I have finally found a job at CB&D that allows me to engage the logical left side of my brain as well as the creative right and combine my customer service experience with my artistic background knowledge. Outside of work, you can catch me exhibiting my own creations at local art fairs or enjoying the outdoors. I love kayaking on Lake Hartwell and hiking in the Appalachian Mountains. I am a very curious person and will try virtually anything twice.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To enhance customers’ and employees’ experiences with CB&D
2. To ensure a smooth ordering process
3. To learn as much as I can about the design and production aspects of the graphic communications industry

KATE

Lexington, S.C
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I decided to major in graphic communications because I enjoy both problem solving and creativity. I wanted to find something that would make me happy and content throughout the future. I want to be innovated and energized every day I walk into the office door of my future career. Previously, I was a photography intern for CB&D and loved my experience. I was very excited to have moved up and to have become a graphic designer. I believe it to be a great opportunity to improve my skills and express my passion all in one.

I love creating artwork, whether it’s photography, painting, drawing, etc. I am also an outdoorsy person. I love anything with action. I am often known as a busy bee. I like to keep going and doing things. I love to run and play soccer. I love being surrounded by my friends and family. I am very much so a people person. I also have two other jobs. I work at a frozen yogurt shop and as a teaching assistant for a graphic communications course.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To have my ideas and designs pushed and pulled to opposite corners, so I can see the full range of what I am capable of creating
2. I want to improve my photography abilities, ultimately creating a style of my own
3. I want to dip my feet in the graphic communications and artistic work fields and solidify my dreams and goals for the future.

RYAN

Lugoff, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I am a senior in graphic communications at Clemson. When I was in high school, I would have never imagined that I would be going to Clemson University or even be in the graphic communications field. I started off in the computer science major, but I am not the one for coding. I felt like I wasn’t able to be very creative with just coding. So, once I stuck my foot in the graphics field to check what all the hype was about, I was sucked in and I couldn’t be happier in this field. I felt right at home.

When I am not in class or working on homework, I enjoy being outside hiking or playing sports. I love being outside and being active. I am never the one to be sitting down for long periods of time when I don’t have to be. On rainy days, however, I can be found watching movies or TV shows. A few of my favorite movies include: Lucy, any Marvel movies and Star Wars.

I am excited for this internship at CB&D because I can see where I would like to go in the graphics field mainly due to the fact that we will be a part of projects from the beginning to the end. Also, the environment at CB&D is incredible. I thrive in a group work environment, and when working on a project, it is extremely important to get multiple people’s thoughts and critiques on your work.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To further my knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop
2. To gain the knowledge of how a business flows from the first interaction with a client to delivering the product to the client
3. To better understand where I want to go in the graphics field

BROOKE S

Lexington, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I started Clemson as an art major, but after working with the campus arts and literary magazine, the Chronicle, as a layout design editor, I fell in love with the design aspect. I changed my major to Graphic Communications with a minor in Art. I heard about the internship with Campus Banner & Design and decided to apply because I wanted to gain more professional experience as a graphic designer. Outside of school and work, I really enjoy doing things outdoors like rock climbing and camping. I also like to make crafts and I play volleyball, previously for Clemson Club Sports.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. learn how to communicate better,
2. gain more experience as a graphic designer,
3. explore more in my career goals for the future.

MELISSA

Olathe, Kan.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I was raised in a suburb in Kansas and was pretty lost as to what I wanted to do with my life. I decided that I wanted to do something creative with computers, so when I moved to South Carolina last summer and found out about Clemson’s graphics program it was a great fit for me.

In my free time I love to read, watch movies and be active. I have two cacti that I care for as well as my dog, Lucy, that I love to go home to visit.

My internship with CB&D will allow me to further explore my creative side and help me to improve my designing and customer services skills. I will learn so much from CB&D’s team.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To develop exceptional customer service skills
2. To explore new and different ways of utilizing software
3. To be accepting and open to a variety of ideas

NATALIE

Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Athletics Intern

I decided to major in graphic communications because I have always had a passion for the arts and did a lot of designing in high school. Because I love to design with a theme of Clemson, CB&D was the perfect internship to pursue. It is also interesting to see work produced by CB&D displayed throughout campus. Outside of school and work, I like to workout and go to the beach.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To be able to communicate better with customers
2. To get experience with the production of products
3. To be able to work in a team

AMANDA

Newton, MA
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

In high school I took a graphic communications class as an elective. I figured out as soon as I started doing projects that this was a passion of mine, and I would love to spend my life designing. I love being able to express my creativity and have varying assignments. Designing is one of my favorite things to do, so graphic communications is the perfect fit for me.

I chose to intern at Campus Banner & Design because I love Clemson. Interning on campus gives me the opportunity to stay in my favorite place and have my work displayed here. Also, working with other students is exciting because I will be able to learn and work with people around the same level as me.

Outside of work and school, I love spending time with my friends and family. Also, I am a member of Central Spirit at Clemson and I go to as many Clemson sporting events as possible. I recently started learning to play the guitar, which has been a great experience so far.

Goals while working at CB&D:

To gain experience designing and improve my skills
2. To work closely with my coworkers to learn from them and collaborate
3. To work well with clients and go above and beyond with each job

BROOKE F

Tega Cay, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I decided to major in graphic communications because I have always loved art and design, and I wanted to find a practical way to incorporate them into my career. The GC major is broad and offers a wide variety of options for the future while also allowing my creativity to shine. Interning for CB&D allows me to broaden my design experience while staying in Clemson and on campus, which allows me to experience Clemson and design from a new perspective. Outside of school and work, I lead a small group with Clemson Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and serve on a campus missions team. I also do photography and design for NewSpring Church’s Clemson campus. In my free time, I love to sing, play guitar and paint.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To further my understanding of the design process
2. To broaden my horizons with creative software
3. To provide amazing customer service

CATHERINE

Greenville, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I decided to major in graphic communications because the major allows for a perfect balance between creativity and practicality. Ever since I was a kid, I have always loved to express myself with art, and would draw and paint constantly. However, I am also a very technical, logical person. This major is perfect for me because it allows me to continue to express myself creatively, but in a way that is structured and organized, both of which I want in a career. I chose to intern at CB&D because I feel like this is a perfect fit where my design skills, technical skills and creativity can be improved through practical graphics experience. I believe that my time at CB&D will provide a well-rounded learning experience for all aspects of a career in graphic design that I will need. Outside of studying at Clemson, I love to continue pursuing art in my free time by painting and drawing. I also enjoy going outdoors and staying active by hiking and doing yoga. Of course, I always make time to play with my cat, Willow.

Goals while working at CB&D:

1. To improve my design skills and technical expertise by working with real clients in the industry
2. To improve my professionalism
3. To update and improve my portfolio

CHASE

High Point, N.C.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I decided to major in graphic communications because I wanted to use my creativity and my designer mindset to pursue a career I would enjoy doing for the rest of my life. I’ve always wanted to be an artist, but there is not much demand for artwork these days. I chose this internship with CB&D because it is on campus and designing graphics is exactly what I want to do. Outside of school and work, I am very social and always try to stay busy. I have big leadership roles in my growing fraternity; I am very active and spend much of my time competing in sports, and I try to make room for my artwork, whether it is personal or for someone else.

Goals while working at CB&D:

1. To become more fluent in other Adobe® programs besides Illustrator®; to master Photoshop®
2. To make good relations with the CB&D staff as well as my fellow Clemson classmates
3. To be able to see my designs and prints hanging around campus

JORDAN

Anderson, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

In high school, I took several engineering classes with the intent to major in some field of engineering. I enjoyed a few projects here and there, but I found myself not interested in continuing on with it in college. I still had my mind set on Clemson, but I quickly had to decide what I wanted to major in before fall 2013. I browsed the majors on Clemson’s website and found graphic communications (GC) and automatically fell in love. GC looked like a major where I could learn tons of valuable information while still doing hands-on activities that were enjoyable. I always wanted to learn more about design and things like Photoshop but never really considered making a career out of it. I’ve since learned that GC has so many different paths I can travel, and I couldn’t be happier with my choice!

I chose this internship at CB&D because I felt it could give me the best first-hand experience that I was looking for in an internship. CB&D has direct ties to the actual Clemson University graphic communications program, which allows them to know exactly what I’ve been through and what I will go through in the future. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, watching Braves baseball and Clemson football/baseball, and watching Netflix.

Goals while working at CB&D:

1. To improve my skills in Adobe® Creative Cloud® programs
2. To gain a better understanding of which direction I want to go in career-wise
3. To learn about real-world procedures with projects

JULIE

Aiken, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

My interest in art and graphic design brought me to Clemson University to major in graphic communications. As a junior, I began looking for opportunities to become a more experienced designer. I knew that by interning with CB&D, I would be inspired and challenged in a positive environment. Outside of my studies, I enjoy swing dancing, ballet and singing in worship bands.

Goals while working at CB&D:

1. To grow professionally
2. To become a better graphic designer
3. To have a better idea of what I’d like to do after Clemson

VALERIE

Charleston, S.C.
English WPS
Writing Intern

I have a passion for writing and I love to read, so choosing my major was not very hard. I chose this internship with CB&D because it will help improve my professional skills in writing and communicating with people who come from various backgrounds. Outside of school and work, I write poetry, play with my three cats and spend time with my boyfriend, Andrew, and my best friend, Melissa.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To have a hard-copy publication of the articles I write for my portfolio
2. To build a relationship with my mentor and other co-workers
3. To understand a little more about the publishing process

TRACY

Goose Creek, S.C.
English, Writing and Publication Studies
Student Affairs Publications Writing and Editing Intern

I chose to be an English major because I have a passion for writing. I love learning about other writers, what their works of literature accomplish in the world and how I can do the same through my writing. I believe words are very complex and powerful, and I genuinely enjoy learning how to become a better writer. I chose this internship because it seemed like a great way to improve my writing for the future. I could see myself possibly entering into the editing and publishing career path one day. This internship will really allow me to get a glimpse of what that could look like! I love being with people. If I’m not doing schoolwork or working, I am probably spending time with people who are important to me!

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To continue to learn how to communicate effectively in a professional manner
2. To sharpen my AP Style skills and knowledge in writing and editing
3. To really get to know the other interns and my mentor. If I am going to be working to serve the Clemson community for this internship, I want to make sure I am on the same page as my teammates

BEN

North Augusta, S.C.; originally from Salt Lake City, Utah
Biological Sciences
Photographer

I started my time at Clemson as a chemistry major. I decided on chemistry because I had enjoyed it throughout high school, and I was good at it. At that point in time, I was focusing on getting my degree and going to medical school. My sophomore year, I was able to take Vertebrate Biology, and it was an incredible class. Throughout my entire life, I’ve loved studying animals, especially vertebrates. Taking that class showed me that I was much more passionate about biology and animals, rather than chemistry. At that point, I was also having major doubts about going to medical school. For these two reasons, I decided to change my major from chemistry to biological sciences, and I’m now planning on attending graduate school for vertebrate biology. I chose this internship because one of my friends had worked for Student Affairs as a photographer and recommended that I look into a position with them. When I visited the offices, I was informed that there was a position open as a photography intern, and I wanted that position. An opportunity to get some more experience with my photography was something I had been looking for, and a Clemson affiliated internship will look good on future job applications. Outside of school and work, I enjoy photography and media production. I’m constantly teaching myself new ways to photograph portraits and nature. More recently, I’ve started working on my skills as a videographer. Last year, I began production on a short film that I wrote and directed with my friend who wants to be an actress. My current goal is mastering Adobe After Effect. I’m also working on finishing my short film, as well as writing scripts for future projects.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. Learn more about the art of photography
2. Go to events around campus and take pictures that are deemed good enough for publication
3. Learn some graphic design tips from the graphic design interns

RILEY

Georgetown, S.C.
Pre-Business
Customer Service Assistant

I am still unsure of what career I want to choose, but business seems to have the most opportunity and sounds like something I will enjoy. I signed up for the Federal Work Study Program, which led to this position with CB&D. I used to be a member of CLEMSONLiVE, but I dropped recently which gave me a lot of free time.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. I want to work on my people skills
2. My computer skills
3. Overall, just get some more experience

ALESHA

Columbia, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Student Administrative Assistant

I decided to major in graphic communications because I thought it would be a really good fit for me. In High School, I was on my school’s yearbook staff for all four years and an editor for my Junior and Senior years. I enjoyed the graphics and layout part of yearbook, and I wanted to learn more. I knew a few people who graduated from my high school and went on to major in graphic communications, and I heard really good things about the program. I applied for this work-study position because the description was similar to what I had done in my most recent internship at OEC Graphics. I thought I could be helpful and that I would have the chance to learn even more about the administrative side to the graphics industry. Outside of school and work, I like to hang out with friends and family, read, watch something on Netflix, cook and take care of my cat, Hendrix. I tend to watch cooking shows, crime shows or dramas on Netflix. When I can, I like to go back home to Columbia, S.C. to spend time with my Mom, older brother and my Grandpa.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To gain more experience in administrative and customer service
2. To assist in the production side of Campus Banner + Design
3. To explore more options for future career opportunities

ANGELICA

Charleston, S.C.
Computer Science
Web Intern

I knew for sure I wanted to pursue a major that dealt with computers. At the same time, I was very interested in doing web development, computer graphics and more. That is why I chose to major in Computer Science. Recently, I have been more interested in web development and have wanted to learn more. I taught myself HTML, CSS, etc. However, I never felt that I had enough experience with it. I chose to do this internship to gain work experience. Also, I want to see if web development is something I will want to continue with in the future. Outside of school and work and in my spare time, I try to teach myself new skills and programs. Also, for leisure, I play the piano from time to time and watch sports, since I am a big sports fan.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. Use my skills in a work environment and learn as much as I can through this internship
2. To gain enough experience with web development that will make me more confident in my skills
3. To get to know and interact with the people I work with as well as enjoy the experience of this internship to the fullest