Introducing Gabrielle Nelson, Graphic Design Intern

Hi, I’m Gabrielle, and for the past twenty-two years I have been designing my way through life. From my first finger paintings to the websites I have recently coded, the arts have always been my area of interest. Not only is being creative a hereditary trait, it is also my dream job.

I started out painting and drawing at a very young age before I became obsessed with writing at the age of nine. Writing continued being a hobby for me in addition to reading, watching movies, listening to music, and playing sports. It was not until high school that I developed an idea of what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

With an interest in so many things such as photography, networking, writing and drawing, picking a career was quite challenging. There were so many things I wanted to focus on. However, when I finally sat down and thought about it, I realized that the field of advertising really encompassed everything I wanted to do. I also found a great passion for graphic design through making that choice and I believe that is what got me here today.

Graduating from Indiana University is one of my biggest life accomplishments because of how fulfilling my experience was. Not only did I leave college a different person, but I also left with a great amount of knowledge that I do not think I could have ever picked up from somewhere else. I also believe it has been the reason for countless other accomplishments that have occurred recently, such as the forming of my life plan and receiving an offer to intern with Code Together this summer.

Since I am currently planning my future now, I am not too certain what I will be doing after summer. However, I do know that I will continue immersing myself in the world of design and finding new ways to be creative.

Gabrielle has been interning with Code Together for three weeks doing graphic design work. We haven’t made her work live yet, but we think you’ll like what you see when it’s done!

Verge Bloomington May 9, Brother’s Bar and Grill

This month’s Verge event featured some really cool ideas, and it was great to hear the founders talk about their work. I was familiar with all three companies, since they’re all related to SproutBox, but I enjoyed hearing their full pitches and getting a more in depth look at their companies. First up was Mike Beckwith from Evacua, a RunUp Labs company, followed by Joey Flores from Earbits, and a fireside chat with Mike Preuss of Visible.vc. Continue reading

The Latest on Our Codeversationalist Contest

You might be wondering where things stand with our Codeversationalist contest, so we’re here to give you an update! The nomination phase ends this Friday, May 3. If you haven’t gotten your nomination in yet, you can do so here—it takes less than a minute. After that, we’ll go into a round of voting. The voting phase will close next Friday, May 10. You’ll be able to vote for your top codeversationalist by simply visiting our contest page and clicking on your favorite. We’ll formally announce our Top 3 journalists and bloggers and Top 1 student blogger on May 14. Winners will receive a badge to place on their blog. Thanks to everyone who has nominated so far. Let’s get out the vote and make this a great inaugural year for the Creative Codeversationalist Contest!

Here are those dates again:

  • Nomination phase closes 5/3 (Nominate here)
  • Voting phase run from 5/4-5/10
  • Winners announced 5/14