@JoelECarlson – Hello everyone and welcome to today’s Twitterview with @DarciAlexis as our guest. Let’s make it a great Monday!
Q – #1 So @DarciAlexis tell us, where did you grow up, and what were some of the steps you took to get where you are today?
A: Morning Joel–I grew up here, in West St. Paul. Went to college at St. Thomas at first, and graduated from Metro State.
I also spent two years with AmericorpsVISTA in St. Paul.
After Americorps, I worked at @msmarketcoop for about 3.5 years as the Marketing Manager. Now, I’m back in school for design.
Q – #2 So where do you work currently, and then describe what your role is there?
A: Well, you could say that I committed career suicide last month. I’m taking school as a full time job right now.
I’m in the Art Direction program at Miami Ad School. It’s a ton of fun
I also like to create my own “jobs.” Right now I’m planning a bike-centric fashion show for the fall.
Q – #3 It’s not suicide if it works out right? So what kinds of classes are you taking now? Where are you attending?
A: Good point! I take concepting classes at @miamiadschoolmn along with technical things like photography and typography.
I wanted something more creative though. I took some design classes at MCAD and fell in love with it.
Q – #4 @DarciAlexis – I hope that it all turns out for you. With your bike centric fashion show, are you more in to biking, fashion or both?
A: Bike Fashion Show! The idea is that you don’t need to wear spandex or other specialized clothes when commuting.
The designers are showing looks that are functional and also stylish. The models will ride bikes-so I guess both?
Q – #5 Now to shift gears (pun)…How has your experience been using Social Media, and what do you use?
A: I was on Myspace and Friendster, now switched to Facebook. Joined Twitter to see what it was about, and now I’m hooked.
I’ve tried Tumblr and Flickr, but don’t participate very much there. #jectv Twitter is my favorite. It’s a good funnel
Q – #6 On Twitter, who are 5-15 people that you follow that you gain something from?
A: Of course there are also my bike friends: @ARTCRANK, @nicycle and @jessinader, @lizbastian
Q – #7 On to your FAVS question: Favorite – restaurant, store, summer activity and color?
A: FAVS! Restaurant: I have a few loves: Barbette and BLB, Moto I has the best patio in the city.
My favorite summer activity is of course riding my bike, love to take it to the beach or just out on the town.
I do most of my shopping online, at ModCloth or Etsy, but I love Lula in St. Paul. I also hit thrift a lot.
And my favorite color? Somewhere between Pantone 310C and Pantone 313C. That’s 6FD4E4-0098C3 for your HTML friends. :)
Q – #8 HTML Code for color choice…WOW! :) So what goal(s) do you have for yourself for the next 6mos – 1yr?
A: I’m sorta nerdy (understatement of the year). I just applied to an internship in LA at Mistress, an agency there.
So if all goes well, I will be in LA Oct-Dec, then on to another (maybe New York?) for Jan-March.
Q – #9 Cool for you! To end today – what thought or mantra would you like to share with everyone?
A: Advie from @ARTCRANK Do what you love and what you love will come to you. He’s good like that. Thanks for chatting!
@JoelECarlson – Thank you @DarciAlexis for sharing your thoughts and dreams today on Twitterview. Have a great week!
@DarciAlexis – Thanks Joel-you too!