Q&A With Jordan Ronnes, Our Graphic Design Intern
We sat down with Jordan last week to learn more about his life and his passion for graphic design. Little did we know we’d also learn about his ambitious dream of building a Viking longship or his love of being in the outdoors with his girlfriend and their pup. Read on to learn more about this future creative genius.
Question: What is your year in school and major?
Jordan Ronnes: I’m in my third year at Lane Community College majoring in Graphic Design. I’m on track to graduate with an associate degree this June.
Q: Describe yourself in 3 words.
JR: Motivated. Committed. Cooperative.
Q: If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
JR: I would spend the time perfecting my graphic design skills and sitting around a campfire with my girlfriend Shelby and our rescue pup Murphy.
Q: If you suddenly became a master at woodworking, what would you make?
JR: This is an interesting question because I actually think about this a lot. If I became a master woodworker, I would make a Viking longship. My father’s side of the family is from Norway and I’ve always been fascinated with Scandinavian culture.
Q: What is your favorite social media platform and why?
JR: My favorite social media platform has got to be Instagram. I appreciate that it prioritizes sharing images. I follow other graphic designers and creatives to stay up to date and find inspiration.
Q: What is your greatest fear?
JR: My greatest fear is that I will one day reach my creative peak and be unable to keep up with future generations.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?
JR: The best piece of advice I’ve received is probably from my stepfather. He was a career US Army soldier and he told me to see everything as an opportunity. If I’m going to do something, always put my all into it.
Q: What stat for your life would you most like to see?
JR: The statistic for my life that I would most like to see would have to be the percentage of sleep I’ve lost from the beginning of Spring Term to now!
Q: If you didn’t work in graphic design, what job would you have?
JR: If I were to choose a different career, I would choose to be a paramedic or a nurse. Making a career by helping others has always been appealing to me.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JR: In 10 years, I see myself settled down outside Eugene on a property with some acreage, making my way in the design industry.