We have a beautiful new face to introduce you to today! Meet Melissa Bryant, our new receptionist! We have had a lot of rearranging going on up here lately (you know we like to keep things from getting boring!), so if you haven’t been in in a few weeks, you’ll find Melissa at the front where Danielle used to be! Danielle is taking Camille’s place as design assistant since Camille has moved up to Designer! We are so proud of our talented and versatile team!
Anyway, enough about that! Let’s get to know the new girl! 😉
Tell us about yourself! Where you’re from, where you went to school, what you majored in, if you have any pets… All that good stuff!
Well, I’m from Madison, MS! I graduated from The University of Southern Mississippi in 2014 and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts with emphasis in Graphic Design and I’ve been working with various businesses and private clientele with logos and websites and everything in between including drawings and paintings. At heart, I’m an illustrator through and through: I always have a sketchbook or three and a bag of pencils in my purse. (My purse is heavy.) I have two books that I’ve self-published and I’m always working on new ideas. I’m obsessed with books and publications. And speaking of obsessions, I have three cats! Max, Molly, and Caesar and I absolutely adore them. I also love antiquing, collecting odds and ends, and kayaking with my family.
What was your first impression of SummerHouse?!
PRETTY EVERYTHING. I LOVE being in SummerHouse. Walking into work everyday is refreshing. Maybe because it’s so bright and clean and I’m surrounded by beautiful things and people. Plus, it smells good. We have the best candles.
What is your favorite way to spend a weekend?
If I’m not drawing or cleaning, I’m spending my time with loved ones. If we’re not somewhere eating, we’re at a local music show, a friend’s house, the movies, or doing something else that’s fun. I lay low during the week, so on weekends I like to get outside!
How do you take your caffeine?
Dr. Pepper. Or tea. I should stick to tea. I’m not really a coffee drinker but lately I’ve been exploring the ways of a good cappuccino.
What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas. I love the spirit that comes along with it. All the lights, crisp air, the music, the giving, and food. It’s romantic. So, I don’t mind premature Christmas decorating…
What’s your favorite local restaurant in the Jackson area?
Hardest question ever. It depends on the food! Pizza? Basil’s. Italian? La Finestra. Burgers? Majestic.
What is the most exciting place you’ve ever visited?
I haven’t been to many places but I reallllly loved the Memphis zoo. So many wild cats!
Best movie you’ve seen recently? Why did you like it?
Mad Max. The aesthetic is strange and beautiful and I’m in serious need of some art books from that film.
What else do we need to know about you?!
I’m kind of a quieter person but I warm up quickly (if you’re friendly) though I have a knack for handling distressed people. I love tidiness and organization, I am always early and I’m never late. If I’m late, something happened to me, haha.
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Thank you SO much, Melissa! We are SO glad to have you on the team! We love your punctuality and tidiness– You keep the rest of us sane! Welcome to the team!