ProtoCAM is pleased to welcome the first of two summer interns, Ashley Jordan. Jordan is participating in Governor Tom Wolf’s State Local Internship Program (SLIP), which provides for summer internships with local employers across Pennsylvania. She comes to ProtoCAM to learn the realities and responsibilities of the working world.
Jordan was born in New York City and raised in Macungie, Pennsylvania. Throughout her time in Emmaus High School and in her early college years at Lehigh Carbon Community College, she was focused on building skills in character design and digital art. She went on to attend Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), where she currently studies Communication Arts. With this degree, Jordan hopes to achieve a career in storyboarding and developing character designs. “Art director…that’s the highest I’d ever want to achieve,” Jordan said.
Jordan previously worked in galleries through her university, and also managed social media accounts during her former job At VCU. For fun in her field, she enjoys working on animatics (preliminary versions of a movie produced for timing of storyboard frames and sound) and doing freelance digital tattoo design.
Our new intern hopes to utilize her alternative and artistic mindset as she assists our Marketing Coordinator, Dale Bond, and learns skills she can later utilized in the media art world. Jordan believes that the best way to learn how to work in the business world, whether you’re producing cartoons or 3D printing, is to immerse yourself in a business. “I’m excited to be handling aspects of the business end of the art world and its responsibilities,” Jordan said.
Jordan also loves that she will get to learn about all about the products and services that ProtoCAM offers. “After all, you can’t market something when you have no knowledge about it,” said Jordan.
We are thrilled to have Jordan with us over this summer, and look forward to sharing all ProtoCAM has to offer as she moves forward in her professional career.
To learn more about the SLIP program and the students it benefits, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/pennsylvania-investing-2-8-million-expand-summer-internship-programs/