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Meet the Intern: Carl Dorsey

August 5, 2013 | 1 Comment

This summer, Made by Munsters had two ‘interns’. One of them is Carl Dorsey.

Carl just finished his sophomore year at T.F. North High School in Calumet City, Ill. He is a oldest of two kids; he has a younger brother, who he often watches after. He plays saxophone, french horn and mellophone in the school band and is involved in many clubs. He plans to attend college at either Ball State or Marquette University, studying graphic and web design. But he still has some time to think it over. This has been his first job.

We sat down with him to do a quick Q&A to get his feedback from his summer at the Lab.

Q: What did you expect going into this summer at Made by Munsters?

I expected it to be work, work, work. I basically expected to be the ‘average’ intern; the ones who go fetch coffee and be treated poorly. But I was happily mistaken.

Q: What have you learned since starting here?

I’ve learned many things: HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, and I am now learning Ruby on Rails. Time management and also working with others in a professional environment.

Q: What’s your favorite part of being an intern at Made by Munsters?

To learn new things. I really enjoy learning new things, especially things I’m interested in and possibly pursuing a career in web design and development. You can create anything if you put your mind to it. It sounds cliche, but it’s true because I did it.

Q: What do you plan to achieve in the next 5 years?

I plan on being in college with a major in graphic design. I also plan on coming back here to work as an intern and learn more.

Q: What’s your favorite place we’ve gone to lunch?

Culver’s. I remember my first time having Culver’s. I hadn’t had it in a long time.

Q: Who’s better at H-O-R-S-E? You or Grant, the other intern?

Me, of course.

Q: What’s the hardest shot in H-O-R-S-E you’ve made?

Behind the back next to the TV.

Q: Who’s your favorite musician/band/group?

I have too many. It’s a tie. Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Ab-Soul, J. Cole, Jay-Z, Wale, Lil’ Bibby (nobody knows who he is) and Maudy tha Future (you don’t know him, he goes to school with me). And Hall & Oates.

Q: What is one song that inspires you? Why?

“Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst” by Kendrick Lamar. It pushes the mindset that anything is possible; anything can happen.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

Lethal Weapon movies. Except #4. That was horrible. And Toy Story. And Space Jam.

Q: If someone were to make a movie about you, who would you want to play you?

Either Michael B. Jordan (even though we don’t look alike) or Idris Elba.

Q: What is your dream car?

I would love to have an old 1966 Chevelle.

Q: If you could travel or live anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Brooklyn, 1986. Time travel is ok right?

Q: What is your favorite color? What is your least favorite color?

Red. Orange. I hate orange. It’s the worst color.

Q: To those who want to work at Made by Munsters or be a part of an upcoming class, what advice would you give them?

Come here with an open mind and retain as much as possible, because this will help you. And be nice.

You can check out his ‘work-in-progress’ website at carldorsey.me.

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Meet the Intern: Grant Stevens

August 2, 2013 | No Comments

This summer, Made by Munsters had two ‘interns’. One of them is Ethan Grant Stevens. We’ll just call him Grant.

Grant is a recent high school graduate from Hammond Baptist High School in Schererville. He is the second oldest of four kids; one brother and two sisters, and often like in a big family, Grant’s always worked for the things he’s wanted. He starts as a freshman at Oakland City University, near Evansville, in the next few weeks, studying graphic design with an emphasis in motion graphics. He plans to minor in marketing. He’s had three different jobs in the past two years, and claims this is by far the best yet.

We sat down with him to do a quick Q&A to get his feedback from his summer at the Lab.

Q: What did you expect going into this summer at Made by Munsters?

I expected to learn a lot, and I ended up learning a ton. I expected to learn web design and web development.

Q: What have you learned since starting here?

I’ve learned some UI design, UX design, a lot more than 4 years of high school.
I learned more in one summer than in 6 years of trying on my own. Just because it’s an internship, it doesn’t mean you can’t have fun.

Q: What’s your favorite part of being an intern at Made by Munsters?

It’s a fun environment, and I enjoy the boss. He’s awesome. He helped us make our own website, learn using Team Treehouse, as well as all the Adobe products.

Q: What do you plan to achieve in the next 5 years?

I plan to either work for a big name company like Google or Microsoft, or start my own company and do web development and motion graphics.

Q: What’s your favorite place we’ve gone to lunch?

Culver’s. Hands down.

Q: Who’s better at H-O-R-S-E? You or Carl, the other intern?

Carl. It’s gotta be those long arms.

Q: What’s the hardest shot in H-O-R-S-E you’ve made?

Laying down on the couch.

Q: Who’s your favorite musician/band/group?

My favorite artist is Eminem. My favorite band is Owl City.

Q: What is one song that inspires you? Why?

“Top of the World” by Ace Hood. Talks about how people thought he couldn’t make it big.

Q: What is your favorite movie?

Superbad.

Q: If someone were to make a movie about you, who would you want to play you?

Ashton Kutcher. He seems to have done a pretty good job as Steve Jobs.

Q: What is your dream car?

I don’t really have one. The newest Mustang that comes out every year.

Q: If you could travel or live anywhere in the world, where would you go?

Seattle, Washington.

Q: What is your favorite color? What is your least favorite color?

Blue. And my least favorite color is purple.

Q: To those who want to work at Made by Munsters or be a part of an upcoming class, what advice would you give them?

If you’re absolutely bored out of your mind or even have a job, I would apply. Even if you don’t know anything about Photoshop or HTML, it’s a great learning environment. That’s where the world is going. Do it!

You can check out his work and his website at grantstevens.me.