Meet Nick Lofton: spring 2016 creative intern
Name: Nick Lofton
Hometown: Warrington, PA
Major: Communication Design (Advertising and Graphic Design tracks)
1. What do you hope to learn during your time at SWBR?
How to balance multiple, heavy-loaded projects in short amounts of time. I also want to learn different design aspects and different ways to have a creative process than what I’ve been taught.
2. What made you want to intern at SWBR?
I’m passionate about getting a message out to people in ways they can understand. Yes, you can see it in writing, but a lot of people just skim through writing. When they see something visually, it has more of an impact and I’d like to spread that message.
3. What’s your favorite ad right now?
I really enjoy the stop texting car commercials. My favorite one is where the deer in the car stops, and there is a kid texting and walking across the road. I really like the role reversal, that wow: I’m actually a deer in headlights if I’m texting and driving.
4. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in college?
Don’t worry or stress out about the grade as long as the project is to your satisfaction.
5. What are your hobbies?
I enjoy playing soccer and jamming out with my friends. We’ll sit in our laundry room and play music. One of my friends has a guitar and I used to play the drums so we have a little jam sesh. I also like to draw.
6. Favorite candy?
Twix; the left Twix, to be specific.
7. What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas. It’s one of the most stressful holidays for me, but I love it because everyone expects something super original from me and it gets my creative process flowing after the semester because I kind of die out.
8. What’s the best show on television?
Well, it’s not on television anymore, but it was “Best Ink,” the tattoo show. It’s a huge competition to find the best tattoo artist.
9. What’s the most interesting place you’ve ever visited?
My mom’s friend’s ostrich farm. That was interesting and scary. When I was six, I was sitting on its back. It was walking around and it made a sharp turn so I fell and grabbed one of the white feathers and ripped it out. The white feathers are more dug into the body than the black ones so it hissed at me, grabbed my shirt. This thing is strong; it lifts me up and slams me on the ground. It hurt so badly. I got to keep the feather, though.
10. Name one thing on your bucket list.
Ride a rhino. I don’t know why, I’ve always had that envisioned in my head.