Artlink Staff Highlight

Artlink is dedicated to hiring staff who are passionate about the arts and serving the Fort Wayne community. We invite you to learn more about our wonderful team. Read below and get to know a bit about our newest intern, Bridget!

Tell us a little about yourself.

I am an illustrator, currently working on a BFA. My favorite works are generally that involving a narrative, a story depicted in images with or without written dialogue. I love all breeds of comic books and graphic novels the like, however my all-time favorite is The Arrival by Shaun Tan. Although it is technically a children's book, his sensitivity in capturing loss - and the grace of accepting kindness is very special to me. He is also just a mega-talented dude.

What have you accomplished that you are most proud of?

I'm in the midst of illustrating my own graphic novel currently, so rounding this project off will be a happy accomplishment. As far as past accomplishments I'm proud of - I once averted a mudslide descending a mountain in South Korea. That was mostly just my own poor judgement though. I did successfully raise 3 frogs from tadpoles recently. They say you're never ready for frog parenthood but I beg to differ.

What do you enjoy doing in your spear time and why?

In my spare time you'll usually find me whittling away a sketchbook or otherwise available surface -- or tending to the grueling tasks associated with amphibian parenthood. Three things I can't live without would likely be food, water, and shelter. But if I already had those things probably that sketchbook, a pen and a reasonably stylish sweater depending on if the friends/associates need is already met too.

What role do you play at Artlink?

The role I play at Artlink is that of Gallery Intern. I do tons of fun stuff, my favorite part being able to see and help install the exhibitions of all the incredible artists Artlink gets to work with.