The adage goes, “It’s all about the journey, not the destination.” Recipe for Press was a pin on a map for previous intern classes, and the big question we wanted to know is “where are they now?” Meet Vasilisa Barsukova!
Q: Year you graduated from RFP.
Q: Describe your position.
A: I am currently working as a Graphic Designer at the cloud technology sector of my company, Accenture. Typical projects include infographics, email design, booth design, and design support for presentations.
Q: Do you do anything on the side?
A: Yes! I have a graphic design freelance business going on the side, and I also LOVE to get out my oil paints/acrylics when there’s a free minute and get messy.
Q: We stress relationship building and how to pitch your story. What RFP take away do you apply to your current job?
A: One of the most important takeaways is prompt communication. Since reliability is so important to clients/customers, you want to establish yourself as a dependable source in your area of expertise.
Q: What’s new/next in communications/PR/digital marketing?
A: We’re seeing more and more highly targeted ads, and I think in the very near future, even more value will be put towards specialized/personalized marketing campaigns.
Q: What social media channels does your company prioritize or put more energy to, please explain why.
A: Our team specifically focuses on email and not much social media. Other teams in the company utilize various social media channels for sure!
Q: What sites/blogs/social media do you visit or reference daily?
A: Love a great new inspirational site! I visit http://www.thedieline.com/ on the reg for images of incredibly gorgeous packaging design. Communication Arts is a great magazine and website for graphic design news. For everyday inspiration, I love these Instagram accounts (most are fashion and interior design related): green.couch, delpozo, mydomaine, coveteur, therow, passionpassport, jengotch, abstractsunday, georgeats, aureta, tommyton, and the list goes on
Q: What is your favorite part about your job?
A: My team is great, and I like how flexible everyone can be when it comes to working in the office/remotely. They value innovation; new ideas are always welcome. This is very important to me, and I’m thankful I get to use my creative side at work.