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June 4th, 2015 :: text by

:: Meet eeko studio’s Summer 2015 Ninja Interns ::

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eeko studio’s latest crop of Ninterns (Ninja Interns) are fascinating. One has an addiction to elevator smells, one aspires to be a hippie hermit, one is apparently Dr. Evil and the fourth will be the piped piper of zombie-eating rodents.

Meet this summer’s ninterns:

GARRETT LANE BURNETT

Age: 20

Nickname: Elizabeth

My spirit animal is: Sloth. They’re a pretty determined bunch.

School: Arizona State University

Why did I choose to study design?

It was kind of a weird arrival. I currently study Digital Culture with a concentration in Media Processing at ASU. My degree focuses on solving problems with technology, emphasizing computer science and human computer interaction. However, I’ve found that there’s not much visual design teaching going on there, something that I feel is very important in the field I am interested in. I had to seek that education extracurricularly.

What is your favorite thing about design?

I like how design, visual or otherwise, has continually proceeded to the forefront of our culture. The functionality of any system (chair, website, iPhone) is more important than it’s visuals.

Why did I want to intern with eeko?

I originally came to eeko to learn what I could about the Adobe Creative Suite. That goal has grown into so much more.

What do I hope to get out of my internship?

If anything else, I’m honored to say that I’ll have experience in a creative agency upon graduating ASU. I always tell my boss that I’m up for anything. I’m really don’t feel as if I’m in a position to be picky about what I learn here. Every day at Eeko has been a valuable one.

What should the CO+HOOTS community know about me?

I will watch your dog at my desk! Thanks.

First thing I’ll do when the zombie apocalypse comes?

Assemble an army of flesh eating rodents, train them to eat zombie flesh and head on over to a tropical island where I will start the new capital of the world.

Why am I so awesome?

Because I’m the founding father of the post apocalyptic world?

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DENISSE MONTOYA

Age: 26.

Hometown: Phoenix.

Nickname: Ain’t got one.

Why did you want to work at CO+HOOTS/eeko studio?

It’s an awesome place with good vibes and good people.

What are your hopes and dreams with CO+HOOTS/eeko studio?

I hope to grow as a person as well as a designer.

Members in CO+HOOTS may be able to help you as well … What are your own personal hopes and dreams?

I hope to make a difference as a designer. We have the ability to use our skills for greater good and I intend to do so.

If you had 100 billion dollars, you would … Open an animal sanctuary, grow my own food, live in absolute seclusion, etc.

What should the CO+HOOTS community know about you?

I am passionate about what I do and I love to CO+LLABORATE, holla.

What is that one big project you’d like to do? In CO+HOOTS/eeko studio or out of CO+HOOTS/eeko studio?

Nothing specific comes to mind, I would love to get more branding experience. I’d like to learn printmaking techniques as well.

What is one thing people don’t know about you?

People don’t usually know I speak Spanish. Not sure which came first, Spanish or English – I remember speaking both growing up. Spanish at home and English at school.

Why are you so awesome?

Have you been following along?

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LING WEI

Age: 23.

Hometown: Guangzhou, China.

Nickname: Ling or Ling Weeeeee.

Why did you want to work at CO+HOOTS/eeko studio?

Coworking is fun! I have never been able to access to so many resource than ever before, and I want to expand my personal network base on this. By working in eeko studio, I can gain professional practice in a fast pace working environment. Having the chance to bounce ideas back and forward with other designer helps improve my design thinking, too.

What are your hopes and dreams with CO+HOOTS/eeko studio?

Being able to work in a cheering and energetic environment everyday!

Members in CO+HOOTS may be able to help you as well … What are your own personal hopes and dreams?

Being able to get into the world of professional graphic design.

If you had 100 billion dollars, you would … Get myself an awesome personal design studio in the city i like

What should the CO+HOOTS community know about you?

I like outdoor sports, nature and good FOOOODDD.

What is that one big project you’d like to do? In CO+HOOTS/eeko studio or out of CO+HOOTS/eeko studio?

I would like to design and brand a site engaging interactive technology and super graphic environmental design.

What is one thing people don’t know about you?

I like the smell of elevators and libraries (shhhh…..)

Why are you so awesome?

Because I am in Phoenix and contributing myself to the design community!

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ROBERT DOYLE

Age: 22.​​

Hometown: Maple Valley, WA.

Nickname: “Doyle.”

Why did you want to work at CO+HOOTS/eeko studio?

I wanted to work at eeko studio to get experiences working with clients/ and learning techniques and methods that designers use in the professional world. I wanted to work at CO+HOOTS because I wanted to gain insight and connect with people who own private businesses.

What are your hopes and dreams with CO+HOOTS/eeko studios?

My hopes and dreams with eeko and CO+HOOTS is to build a long lasting connections with as much people here as I can, and hopefully help CO+HOOTS/eeko after my internship here!

Members in CO+HOOTS may be able to help you as well … What are your own personal hopes and dreams?

My personal hopes and dreams is to mange/own my own skateboard company. This also entails starting up a foundation to help other small skateboard companies to bring their products to life.

If you had 100 billion dollars, you would … Finally begin my plans for world domination. If that backfires, private island here I come!

What should the CO+HOOTS community know about you?

Excited to work for Co+HOOTs and more than willing to work on any project that you might need help with!

What is that one big project you’d like to do? In CO+HOOTS/eeko studio or out of CO+HOOTS/eeko studio?

One big project that I want to do is an event/kickoff for local artists/entrepreneurs/ and musicians to help bring awareness to all the AMAZING things that is going on here in PHX!

What is one thing people don’t know about you?

I’ve been collecting/hoarding every skateboard I’ve ever owned since I was 12. Including the broken ones. It is not to the point where TLC needs to make an episode out of me… yet.

Why are you so awesome?

I wear funky socks, Bon Scott and Indiana Jones are my idols, and my life could be used as a whole season of curb your enthusiasm episodes.

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