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Strike While the Iron’s Hot

February 26, 2018

This year, we welcomed a sixth class of creative communications students to our Forge program. These 10 up-and-coming superstars are ready to hit the ground running, and we couldn’t be more psyched to help spark their careers. Let’s get to know them!

 

Rico Childs

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Graphic Design

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? I was inspired about the opportunity to apply myself in a professional setting and get the chance to meet and learn from the new people I come to know.
  • Patronus? Okapi
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? I would love to have more confidence.

 

Dafnis Delgado

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Public Relations/Advertising

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? The opportunity to know more about the industry with the experts.
  • Patronus? Dog
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? The ability to fly!

 

Allie Dobberpuhl

Creighton University, Graphic Design & Computer Science

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? I applied to Forge because I heard a lot of good things about it and wanted to hone my skills and creative process.
  • Patronus? Alpaca — I’m a team player, observant and can be gentle or aggressive depending on the situation.
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? Flight!

 

Lizzie Erftmier

Creighton University, Journalism – News & Public Relations/Advertising

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? I applied for Forge to have the opportunity to learn from the best in the field and expand my public relations, marketing and advertising skills.
  • Patronus? The Buzzfeed quiz I took in order to answer this question told me that I am a tiny marmoset.
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? Either the ability to turn dreams into reality or the ability to fly.

 

Sophie Ford

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Graphic Design & Public Relations/Advertising

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? I wanted to learn more from people across the board, not just in my specific discipline.
  • Patronus? Dog
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? The ability to not get cold. I don’t like winter.

 

Lyle Kwiatkowski

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Public Relations/Advertising

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? As graduation nears, I thought it would be important to continue networking with other creatives like myself! I love meeting new people.
  • Patronus? Chinchilla
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? The ability to switch perspectives and understand things unbiased from another standpoint — and then make a decision that everyone is satisfied with! Or flying. Flying would be cool.

 

Brooke Lehman

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Public Relations/Advertising

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? The desire to stay in the professional/ad world and make new connections with people in it.
  • Patronus? Chipmunk (there’s a good story behind it)
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? Amazing speaking and presentation skills — the ease and ability to talk in front of others to communicate a meaningful message or idea.

 

Paul Meyer

University of Nebraska at Omaha, Graphic Design

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? My professors originally introduced Forge, and then I checked out former Forgers’ work and felt it would help me grow as a creative professional.
  • Patronus? Cheetah
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? I would like to be able to use the force or read minds.

 

Liz Milke

Southeast Community College, Graphic Design

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? Initially the poster caught my eye, but once I found out that I could learn more about the creative process, I was very interested to go.
  • Patronus? Lizard (technically bearded dragons)
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? The ability to solve any problem.

 

Katie O’Neil

University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Public Relations/Advertising

  • What inspired you to apply to Forge? I wanted to meet with other students and professionals in the industry and develop my writing and problem-solving skills.
  • Patronus? Penguin
  • If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be? Speaking, reading and writing any language.

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