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

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

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.

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

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

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

VIVIAN

Rock Hill, S.C
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I switched into the graphic communications major because I wanted to do something creative and interactive. I love getting a project, planning it and seeing it through till the very end; graphic communications lets me do this, while also learning the important details. I chose this internship because I believe it will help me decide what I want to do with my career after graduation. I will be able to experience different aspects of our major during my time at CB&D. I enjoy working in a group environment, and working with my peers will be a great experience. When I’m not in class or at work, I like to spend time with friends. I like being active, so I enjoy hiking or playing soccer. I also enjoy reading, and of course, Netflix.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To learn more about graphic design and gain experience
2. To use software in new ways
3. To develop my customer service skills

SARAH

Inman, S.C
Graphic Design
Design Intern

Growing up, I was never really into art. I appreciated art, but I was not an artist. It was not until junior high that I started building an interest in the field of art. For most artists, their careers started by taking a high school art class, but being homeschooled, I never had an art class. Instead, my love of drawing grew from my love of Disney ® characters. I began drawing Mickey Mouse around 13, and I have not stopped since. Upon graduating from high school, I inherently knew that I wanted to pursue a degree in art, and it was not until I found Anderson University that the idea of studying graphic design took root. Now it is one of my passions in life, along with my love of traditional art. I choose to work with Campus Banner & Design because the position allows me to further my experience in the field of graphic design outside of a classroom setting. It also provides me with experience in working on large-scale print jobs, which is something that has always fascinated me. Outside of school and my art, I love being outside hiking, fishing, playing with my dog or even curling up with a good book.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To build experience working with the print side of design
2. To gain knowledge and experience working outside of the school environment
3. To learn as much as I can from the people around me

ROBERT

Florence, S.C
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I decided to major in graphic communication because I love being creative and designing new things; also, it’s such a broad major, the possibilities are endless. This internship is a great opportunity to learn and gain more experience. I am currently in the United States Navy Reserves, and I also make music in my free time.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To become a better designer
2. To learn more about printing and the business side of design
3. To add to my portfolio and hopefully get one of my designs on campus

MATT

Glade Spring, VA.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I didn’t always know it, but I realized during high school that I see things differently than most people seem to. I always enjoyed drawing or creating new creations with Legos when I was younger, but I did not think either of these would be as practical or meaningful to pursue individually; I had to find the bigger picture. So, I decided to try graphic design, and since then, I have loved discovering how design in general spreads throughout all aspects of daily life besides just web- and print-based applications. I viewed this [internship] one as a door opened to me that I had not expected. I love working hands on with projects, but many graphic design internships do not provide this opportunity. I also felt that the environment would help me learn as well as challenge my work. When I’m not designing, I enjoy spending time with friends, discussing or debating viewpoints, gaming, hiking or just watching movies.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To learn more about print production and how to maintain craftsmanship from the computer to the final product
2. To learn how to work with clients and help them understand the value of conceptual design
3. To work and think faster and more efficiently with confidence to improve my designs

EMILY

Spartanburg, S.C.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I always loved drawing and painting growing up. Then I began to get into design and would admire the way certain things were designed and it was something that really interested me. I chose this internship because I did not have much experience in graphic communications yet because I had just transferred into this major. I thought it would be a good learning experience. I also thought it would be really awesome to help make all the banners and signs that are put up around campus. Outside of work, I am in the packaging science club, which is now trying to add graphics into it. I love learning new design techniques by watching YouTube tutorials. I love working out, listening to music, playing volleyball and spending time with people I love.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To improve my design skills, and be able to design something someone else likes based on their interest even if it is not something that I would consider “my style”
2. To learn how to use the printing machines because I know that will be a good thing to know in the future
3. To grow and learn in every way possible with designing, working together with people and time management

CHRISTIAN

Cartersville, Ga.
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

I decided to major in graphic communications because it has been a passion of mine since eighth grade. I enjoyed every bit of design I worked on in high school, so naturally I pursued it in college. I chose this internship because of its location. It allowed me to stay in the Anderson area while working. I also feel I will finish this internship with a firm grasp on print design, which is a crucial part of design work. Outside of work and school, I spend time with my family and friends when I can. I love doing things that are incredibly active, such as hiking, swimming, exploring and outdoor things. I also play a lot of guitar in my spare time.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To understand the work environment for design, so I can be better equipped to function in a more formal work capacity upon graduation
2. To acquire a better understanding and proficiency of how to work with print materials on a large-scale print design
3. To better myself mentally and physically, so that I will be able to handle a work environment, deadlines, processes and interactions with other designers in an intimate environment

AMANDA

Pawleys Island, S.C
Graphic Communications
Design Intern

My passion of design, advertising and photography helped me decide to major in graphic communications. This internship offers a great experience in what I have already been learning in my major, which gives me an opportunity to use what I know. I also enjoy how [CB&D] primarily uses large and small projects that can be seen all throughout campus. I am very excited to be a part of that. I have my own photography business that I love and try to keep up with as much as possible. Other than those, I spend as much time with my friends and family as possible.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To learn as much as I can and have fun with it as well
2. To prove to myself what I can do and to push the limits of what I already know
3. To gain as much experience as I can, working with what I love the most

ASHLEY

Anderson, S.C
English, Writing and Publications Studies
Writing Intern

I have always loved to read and write, so when it came time to chose a major, English seemed the obvious choice for me. I chose this internship because it was a great introduction to the field of work that I hope to enter after graduation, and it just seemed like a lot of fun. While I’m not working or in school, I am either hanging out with my friends at the Clemson Presbyterian Student Association, singing with my friends Ashley and Bia, watching Netflix with my boyfriend, Taylor or curled up somewhere reading a book.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To develop my writing skills, and possibly acquire some published pieces for a writing portfolio
2. To learn more about what goes into professional publication
3. To create friendships with other people in my field of interest

RASHAUD

Florence, S.C
Graphic Communications emphasis in Web Design
Web Intern

I chose this major because I was interested in how versatile graphic communications students were able to be within their industry. For example, I have taken classes involving customer service, printed electronics, packaging, design, business management and many more. In addition, the interactions between people and companies within this industry amazed me. This versatility and openness of communication made me feel that graphic communications is the industry for me. I chose this internship because my emphasis is in web design, and this internship provided experience I needed in this area before I graduate and hit the real world. Furthermore, the internship opportunity appeared very fun, challenging and a great experience for me. Outside of school and work, I am involved in several organizations such as Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated and NAACP. My hobbies include, working out in the Swann Fitness Center at Fike, grilling and cooking, playing video games, white-water rafting, hiking, fishing, playing sports, volunteering and doing community service, hanging out with friends, designing with Adobe ® applications, and other activities, events and organizations that are guaranteed to be fun.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To be a huge contributor to the success of the organization and my supervisor
2. To not only improve my web designing skills, but also enhance any other skills and abilities I have
3. To be, if not the hardest, then one of the hardest working interns they have ever had

JUSTIN

Charleston, S.C.
Computer Information Systems
Web Intern

The field of computers is rapidly growing and always changing. I believe it is the best opportunity to express creativeness. I chose this internship because web design is a field of computer science that I am interested in learning more about. Outside of school and work, I mostly read books or play basketball. I love music and will occasionally my time playing guitar.

I have three goals while working at CB&D:

1. To understand more about the process at Campus Banner &Design
2. To learn new skills that may be helpful later on in my future career
3. To gain experience as a web designer

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

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