The Intern: Meet, Julie!

Meet, Julie Vu! Our spring '17 design intern. We are so lucky to have found her and to have her a part of our team. Anything thrown her way, she's ready to tackle and to do so with such amazing design and spirit. 

Name: Julie Vu

College: Augustana University

Major: Art and Journalism

What projects are you working on at The Sampson House?

I have been working on designing web and social content for Beautique and Prairie Lane Vintage Rentals. I have also been working on brainstorming and design for The Sampson House monthly desktop calendar, email blasts and blog posts.

What do you spend your time doing when you’re not working on TSH?

I spend most of my time drawing and painting at my school art studio. I enjoy being in the studio alone, listening to my favorite music, dancing and painting.

Favorite social media platform?

Instagram is my favorite because it allows me to do so many things like posting pictures, seeing pictures from others, doing live video, and chatting with my friends.

What are you reading right now?

I’m actually reading a book called “The Good Soldiers” by, David Finkel for my journalism class. It is a non-fiction book about the 2007 troop surge in Iraq. I enjoy and learn a lot from it, but it was hard to get into at first.

What is your ideal weekend?

My ideal for the weekend is going out with my friends. Who wouldn’t want to go out with friends on the weekend?

What app could you not live without?

Probably Facebook Messenger because that’s the only app that I use to keep in touch with my friends and family back home.

What’s your go-to coffee beverage?

Caramel Macchiato…hmm…yum!!!

When did you develop an interest in marketing?

Right when I started college because, for a long time, I knew that I wanted to use my artistic skills and my creative into a business.

What drew you to The Sampson House?

I would be lying if I didn’t say because of its design and trendy style, but it’s also because I found my personality match with the team, and what The Sampson House is looking for.

Favorite way to blow off steam?

I can’t choose between sleeping and eating. Help me please.

If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be and what would you order?

Calvin Harris FTW, and I would order sushi so Calvin and I can create some mixtape together. Wouldn't that be so much fun!!? Ugh.

Best advice you’ve ever received?

My dad always reminds me to stay positive and live life to the fullest even if it’s challenging. I’m a daddy's girl.

What’s your favorite thing about your internship?

My favorite thing about my internship is working in the beautiful studio and doing creative tasks. Life is so good when you love your job.

What’s your ultimate bucket-list travel destination?

My ultimate bucket-list travel destination for right now is Punta Cana. I would trade everything to be laying on the beach, tanning, and drinking my Piña colada or maybe even coconut water. 

Favorite restaurant?

My fave restaurant in Sioux Falls is probably Parker’s Bistro because I love their lasagna.

3 interesting things about you:

I have an ultimate love for noodles and rice.

I love pajamas.

I do karaoke once in a while.

What are you currently listening to on your I-pod?

I’m obsessed with Die Trying by Michl 

Favorite pop artist?

Rihanna “Work, work, work, work, work, work. You see me I be work, work, work, work, work, work”.

Ultimate dream career?

Creative Director and Artist (Printmaker + Painter)

What do you bring to the table here at TSH?

My design, obviously haha, but I think it’s also my creativity, positivity, and passion to learn and grow.