Online marketing and website design are fast growing and ever-changing industries. With a passion for high-end design, expertise and customer service, the Longevity Graphics team continues to grow.
Diana Mantilla is a new addition to the Longevity Graphics team as a Marketing Intern. To help introduce her to our clients and followers, read below for a brief Q and A.
1. What is your experience prior to joining the Longevity Graphics team?
Before moving to Canada, I worked at Hewlett Packard as a Project Manager for 3 years. There, I was responsible for monitoring and ensuring the timely delivery of the projects for South America. Since moving to Canada, I have worked at a Guest Ranch. There, I had the opportunity to create and execute their Social Media plan.
2. What are your hobbies and interests?
I am passionate about Marketing – I love learning about new trends, new platforms, and the new tools available in the industry. My hobbies include hiking, traveling, reading and watching video tutorials on YouTube. I enjoy meeting new people and spending time in nature.
3. What do you bring to Longevity Graphics?
I bring my open mind, positive attitude and creative spirit. During the course of my working experience, I have developed great multi-tasking and time-management skills. These skills will allow me to successfully deliver projects on time.
4. Why did you get into the online marketing industry?
As the online marketing industry is constantly evolving, it challenges me to think outside of the box, reinvent myself, experiment and do things differently.
5. Any words of wisdom that you would like to share with our readers?
No matter where you are in life, don’t be afraid of taking risks. The worst that could happen is you learn something new, and you meet some awesome people along the way.
To connect with Diana, email her directly at [email protected].
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Ellyl Faith Llavore is the newest addition to the growing team at Longevity Graphics as a Graphic Design and Marketing Intern. Currently, she is a second year student of the Digital Design and Development diploma program at BCIT. She has a passion for design and has a keen eye for detail. In addition to her skills in design, she is able to develop responsive websites and has interest in social media marketing. Working at Longevity Graphics as a marketing intern is a new experience for Ellyl and she is looking forward to working with industry experts and learning more about the industry she wants to pursue upon graduation.
What is Digital Design and Development?
The program helps students build a stronger understanding of design, development, and creating interactive applications on various platforms. Students learn how to work in teams to design and develop web/mobile apps, produce video and audio assets for interactive media apps, and much more!
The program is split into three parts:
The program covers the technical skills when using programs from Adobe Creative Suite such as Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Students learn how to efficiently create logos, brochures, flyers, website mockups, etc. They are also taught how to produce audio and visual assets for projects using Premiere Pro, Audition, and After Effects.
Helps the students learn the essentials of both on and offline marketing and how the concept can be applied in any type of business. Other courses under this category include relationship selling and entrepreneurship, which help students learn how to develop a successful business plan or sales pitch.
As part of the program, students must participate in an internship. This is a great opportunity for students to work in the field that they wish to pursue in the future and build their portfolio along the way. The program is designed overall to broaden the student’s knowledge and prepare them for future employment in the digital arts industry.
To learn more about the Digital Design and Development program at BCIT, visit their website.
Who is Ellyl Faith outside of Longevity Graphics and BCIT?
Currently, Ellyl is a Civilian Instructor at 2893 Seaforth Highlanders cadet corp in Port Coquitlam where she helps out with the pipe band. She was once a cadet herself, received awards through the years, and has enjoyed everything that she has learned through the program. What she has learned, she wants to pass down to the younger generation of cadets within the corp, thus choosing to be involved as an instructor.
Ellyl also loves to volunteer around the Lower Mainland and in her community whenever she is available. Annually, she volunteers for Relay For Life in Coquitlam. Lastly, Ellyl is an active member at her church as the youth leader and one of the praise and worship leaders. Ellyl enjoys being in the outdoors, playing the guitar, and playing volleyball.
We are excited to announce that we have a new team member. Ryan Jaeger, a third year student at Simon Fraser University, is Longevity’s first data analyst. Ryan specializes in working with information and creating quality back links for clients. We sat down with Ryan and asked him a few questions about himself. Here is the interview:
B: Hi Ryan, how are you doing today?
R: Hi Ben, I’m doing great. I am having a lot of fun during my first day at work.
Fantastic! The first question I have on my sheet is: what degree are you currently working towards?
R: Right now I am studying environmental sciences at Simon Fraser University. I am pretty passionate about the environment, and I am planning on helping restore ecosystems as a career.
B: What draws you to working in marketing and with data?
R: I have always been a very organized and focused person. Something that I have found I can do better than most people is just put my head down and work on a task, sometimes for twelve hours at a time. It’s kind of strange but I like getting immersed in a task, even if it is something monotonous like entering data.
B: What is your favorite part of marketing?
R: I find back linking relaxing, and I do a lot of it. Having quality back links for a site is paramount for any page that hopes to rank in Google search results.
B: Describe your personality
R: I’m not really sure what to say *laughs – I guess you could consider me fairly outgoing. I’m pretty playful and am usually having fun with whatever I do.
B: What are your hobbies
R: I like to be outside; hiking in North Vancouver is something I really enjoy. I also love skiing and will go whenever I get the chance.
B: Thanks a lot Ryan, I’ll let you get back to your work- Welcome to the team!
As a student, I was extremely grateful to receive an internship at Longevity Graphics. Knowing that marketing and design are the fields I wish to work in, they gladly welcomed me. My first internship took place last summer, and I am happy to say that I have come back for the second year!
When I first came to Longevity Graphics, right away, I was accepted into their team. The atmosphere and the knowledge of the office made it easier to learn new things. Coming into the office, I was surely not as experienced as others. But soon enough, thanks to their help, I feel I have become much more knowledgeable about marketing and design.
Here are some of the things I have learned:
Working at Longevity Graphics has been a great opportunity and I am very grateful for the experience.
Thank you Longevity, you guys are the best!
Longevity graphics would like to introduce Carolyn Dones. She started on September 20th 2011 as the new Marketing Assistant. She goes to school at Simon Fraser University, and studies Communications with a minor in Publishing. She is currently in her last two semesters of Simon Fraser University before she sets off into a new journey to find her dream career.
Why did you choose Communications as your degree?
I was originally studying Kinesiology, hoping to become a Physiotherapist/Kinesiologist for children. However, my life turned a toll when I took my first Communications class. The professor was so intriguing and insightful. I didn’t think I would enjoy learning about how media and culture worked in our society. It definitely opened my eyes to what is going on in our society, and brought me to another level of thinking about our society, intellectually.
What do you hope to achieve with your degree?
With a communication degree it really allows you to do anything. I don’t have a concrete idea, but I would want to get into branding and advertising. Along the same lines, I would love to do marketing. Also, anything that relates to the art industry/scene would be ideal.
What is your favorite commercial?
My favorite commercial would have to be the Knorr’s Sidekicks commercial and their creation of Salty the salt shaker. I felt that the usage of a cute character to show the reduction of sodium within their products. It really appeals to a lot of older and younger viewers.
How do you feel about internet marketing?
Internet Marketing is very convenient in present time. The web has vast amount information, therefore, vast amount of users. I think it’s a really smart idea to use internet marketing, because you have a whole bunch of different platforms from Facebook to Tumblr. People are really connected through the internet. It’s quite fascinating.
Describe your Personality.
Hard worker, dedicated, and easy going
Hobby or Hobbies
I am very interested in design, especially designing logos. I am also a hip hop dancer.