Meet Our Spring 2020 Interns

Welcome to our Spring 2020 interns! These girls are ready to learn and make a difference with PATTERN. Read more about each of them below. Also, make sure to keep an eye out for their new content coming soon!


School: Butler University
Major: Strategic Communications
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
PATTERN intern position: Marketing and PR

How would you describe your style?
Edgy but also fairly simple. I tend to gravitate towards a lot of black and I’m trying to get into wearing more jewelry to spice it up a bit.

Do you have a favorite place you like to shop?
I work at Nordstrom so I like to draw inspiration from there. I don’t know that there is one place that I typically shop, but I do want to get more into thrifting because there are a lot of cool places around here.

Do you think studying abroad has influenced your personal style?
Absolutely. Just walking down the street in London I saw so many people wearing pieces similar to things I have in my closet but worn in a way I would never think to wear. Being abroad definitely gave me more confidence to step out of my comfort zone, to put pieces together I wouldn’t normally, and wear things that I wouldn’t necessarily feel confident enough to wear back home. 

Why did you want to intern with PATTERN?
I would love to work in the fashion industry but I’m not sure where my place is within it. So I figured PATTERN would be a great place to start and learn what my strengths are and see where I may fit into the industry in the future.


School: Herron School of Art and Design
Major: Art History
Hometown: Indianapolis, Indiana
PATTERN intern position: Event planning

What is your art style?
My art style has been described as very vapor wave; tangible; colorful; plexiglass; collage; spray paint – but not like glitched out Greek busts.

What is your clothing style like?
Black sweatpants and black t-shirt when not at PATTERN or work.

What are you most looking forward to with PATTERN?
I’m excited to meet like-minded people in the community and to up my Instagram game!

How did you get into event planning?
I started an arts co-op/themed house for students with similar interests to live in, including weekly meals and events. I also put together a semester art show on campus by moving everything out of the first floor of a house and turning it into a gallery space. Then I threw myself an epic beach-themed 21st birthday party in the middle of January. All of this brought me joy and inspired me to continue with event planning.

How would people describe you?
Emphatic and a little bit strange.

How did you hear about PATTERN?
My nana heard about it on the news and printed off the webpage with the internship link to give to me.


School: Butler University
Major: Human Communication and Organizational Leadership & International Studies
Hometown: Mililani, Hawaii
PATTERN internship position: Marketing and PR 

How would you describe your style?
My style is constantly changing depending on the day, but I tend to stick with neutral tones. I like to mix different styles and trends within one outfit to give it more dimension.

What’s your dream job?
Either starting my own sustainable fashion company back home, or being a costume designer for a TV show. I think dressing characters on a show would be so fun because I love the idea of fitting a character and their personality with a distinct style.

Do you see yourself going back to Hawaii?
I think so. If I end up starting my own sustainable fashion company, I want to do that in Hawaii. I don’t know if I want to go back right after I graduate because there are so many things I want to do and see before settling down back home, but I plan to move back eventually. 

Has anything significantly influenced your sense of style?
Yes. I studied abroad in Europe last year and it definitely influenced my style. Europeans have such a distinct sense of style and experiment a lot more with their fashion than here. It gave me the confidence to try different looks and styles that I may not have previously had the confidence to.


School: Ball State University
Major: Photography
Hometown: Fishers, Indiana
PATTERN intern position: Photography

Do you like your hometown?
Yeah, I like it there. I commute from Fishers to here – I don’t like the construction that’s going on at the moment, but overall it’s really nice to live in. 

What do you want to gain from internship with PATTERN?
I feel like Ball State’s fine art program didn’t teach me a lot about how to navigate life after school, or really prepare me for the job hunt. Ball State was very art focused, and I want to see if I vibe with this environment. I’ve done fine art photography but I want to see if I like commercial, fashion-type photo. 

How would you describe your artistic style?
I think I’m still finding my style, but my black and white photos usually feature high contrasts, and matted black. In my editing, I don’t like using presets so I’m still figuring out how I want my photos to look with the colors, tone wise. 

What about your personal fashion style?
When I’m not feeling lazy, it’s usually skinny jeans and a sweater.

What is something you would like people to know about you?
I’m a huge Netflix junkie. I’m binge-watching “The Vampire Diaries” right now. I’ve already watched it and now I’m rewatching it. It’s trash but it’s my trash. 

How would your friends describe you?
When people first meet me I’m really quiet. But I’m not quiet at all once you get to know me. Eccentric. I get obsessive about things and then get over it. 

Do you feel like “The Vampire Diaries” has influenced you?
They’re always put together, they’re always going to parties, they’re always dressed up for something. I don’t know if that’s influenced my style or not.


School: University of Indianapolis
Major: Communications/Journalism
Hometown: Jasonville, Indiana
PATTERN intern position: Journalism

What color describes you and why?
Yellow describes me because I am very outgoing and yellow is a bright color. I guess I’m a little peppy. I like to get things done with a smile on my face. I think red is also a color that describes me, because I don’t take crap from anyone. I see red as a strong and fierce color.

What are your future plans?
I used to be a wedding photographer. I’m the editor-in-chief for “The Reflector,” and I didn’t have time for it anymore. I’m not sure exactly what I want to do with journalism, yet. I know I want to get married after graduation. I would like to buy a house on the west coast, but career wise, I’m not sure.

If you could have lunch with someone, dead or alive, who would it be?
I would definitely have lunch with Harry Styles. I’d ask him about his new album, while drooling across the table. I think he makes great music, plus I love One Direction. I’d definitely ask him when One Direction is getting back together.


School: Ball State University
Major: Journalism
Hometown: Swayzee, Indiana
PATTERN intern position: Journalism and Photography

What are you most excited about for this internship?
Making connections with people in the art world. I was on the yearbook staff, so I liked putting a book together. That’s where I learned photography. I want to work on editorial, both writing and photography at PATTERN.

What is your dream job?
I have always wanted to be a director of photography on a film set, either in Hollywood or New York. 

What do you do in your free time?
I own a photography business. I just moved to Carmel so I am looking to expand that here in Indy. I hang out with my husband when he’s not at work and I go to the movies. I have a white German Shepherd and I like taking him to the dog park. 

What drew you to photography?
At first, I wanted to be a photojournalist, but I changed my mind. I started doing portrait photography last summer and I realized I didn’t want to be a photojournalist. I wanted to capture something more creative, and I feel like this lets me express myself a little better.

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