With summer here, we are enjoying the warm weather, outdoor lunch breaks and two brand new interns! They have been with us for just over a month and they have already taken the plunge into assisting with upcoming events and FLIRT’s social media presence. Continue reading to learn more about Kam Yan Chan, our Graphic Design intern and Paige Drugas, our Digital Marketing and Production intern. We are so excited to have them as part of the team!

KamYanChan 2Kam is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago, where she majored in Graphic Design and minored in Web Development. She grew up in Hong Kong and moved to the U.S. in 2009. While living in Chicago, Kam enjoys learning about different cultures and meeting people from around the world. Her multicultural experience and interests have not only affected her personality, but also how she creates and approaches design.

Hometown: Hong Kong

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Thing about Chicago: Summer

Secret Skill: Finding books in the library

What I hope to learn at FLIRT: The role that graphic design plays in event production and how FLIRT’s ideas are communicated through design

Graphic Design Portfolio: kamyanchan.com, Art Portfolio: kamyanchan.virb.com

paige resizedPaige is a senior at DePaul University, majoring in Public Relations and Advertising and minoring in General Psychology and Hospitality Leadership.

Paige has a passion for creativity. Whether she is drafting advertising campaigns at school, or illustrating acrylic paintings to sell or gift to others, she strives to ignite cognition and curiosity in people. In her free time, Paige enjoys online shopping, volunteering at animal shelters, and watching the ID network.

Hometown: I grew up in the southwest suburb of Tinley Park, also known as “The Best Place to Raise Your Kids in Illinois” according to BusinessWeek magazine.

Favorite thing about/to do in Chicago: I enjoy long walks along the lake front – from the Museum Campus, to the Buckingham Fountain, to the boat docks. I also love exploring the Macy’s on State St – it is a favorite destination of mine!

Favorite food: I love Rigatoni Ala Vodka – It’s a fabulous pasta dish, especially when topped with a little grated parmesan cheese. For dessert, I enjoy ice cream of all flavors and sizes. Who ever said it was a seasonal treat lied; you can easily enjoy it year-round!

Secret Skill: I love to doodle, draw, and paint. I can easily spend a few hours on a piece, especially if I know it is going to be someone’s present.

What I hope to learn at FLIRT: While at FLIRT, I hope to become a better writer, strategist, and event coordinator. I am determined to learn as much as I can about event design, social media campaigns, and anything else thrown my way!