The intern: Meet, Liesel!

You guys! We lucked out with this girl. Meet, Liesel. Our newest digital marketing coordinator intern. Her title just skims the surface of what she’ll be doing here at TSH this spring and summer semester. She has a killer sense of style, a talent for writing and communications, mixed with a passion and excellent eye for design, modern aesthetic and digital marketing. She’s awesome and we’re looking forward to working with her.

Name: Liesel Lorraine Julsrud

College: Saint Louis University (Graduated in December ’18)

Major: Communication- Journalism & Media Studies

Birthday: 10 September 1997

1. What projects are you working on at The Sampson House?

I will be working a lot with our clients on content management for their social media, branding, and assisting with photo shoot production. Additionally, I’ll be working on copy writing for the TSH blogs!

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

I love to write posts for my personal blog while sitting in a coffee shop. If I can’t make it out of the house, I love to catch up on my favorite TV shows.

3. Where is home for you and what conjures up the feeling of home?

I just moved back to Sioux Falls from St. Louis, so this is home for the time being. To make me feel more at home, fuzzy blankets, good music, and amazing candles are a must.

4. What are you reading right now?

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. It gives me major Hitchcock Rear Window vibes, I love it.

5. What is your ideal weekend?

Start the day with a good hot yoga class, explore the city a bit (go to a museum, shop, or try a new café), do a little self- care evening, and have a fun night out with friends.

6. What app could you not live without?

Twitter for the laughs & Instagram for the content.

7. What’s your go-to coffee beverage?

Iced Chai with Soy or Almond (flavored) Skim Latte

8. When did you develop an interest in marketing?

I think I became interested in marketing once I started developing an appreciation for products I genuinely liked. I saw how much of an effort was placed into perfecting the product from beginning to end for others to enjoy. That passion was exactly what I liked about marketing.

9. What drew you to The Sampson House?

I found TSH online and instantly fell in love with the aesthetic they had. Then I started looking into the client portfolios and I noticed a strong commitment to create beautiful content that was perfectly tailored to the clients’ needs and knew I wanted to be a part of it.

10. Favorite way to blow off steam?

Curl up on the couch with my dog, eat some dark chocolate, and watch an episode of a lighthearted/funny show. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia & Friends are my go-to’s.

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

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Pad Thai

12. Best advice you’ve ever received?

“It’s ok to not know exactly what you want to do in life. I’m 75 and I still don’t know what I want to do” – my dad

13. What’s your favorite thing about your internship?

The chance to be innovative and creative as well as TSH team’s dynamic.

14. What’s your ultimate bucket-list travel destination?

Japan. I’ll be going there during cherry blossom season this year!

15. Ultimate favorite college moment?

Mardi Gras. STL has the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the US, so everyone goes all out. You basically get to be with your friends from 7 am until the middle of the night decked out in Mardi colors, feather boas, and all the beads you can find.

16. Favorite restaurant?

A hole in the wall place in STL called Thai 202; it maybe seats 8 people and has the most divine pad Thai (I ate there 3 times during my last week at school; no shame). I could also live off of Sanaa’s pita, hummus and tabbouleh.

17. 3 interesting things about you:

- I was actually born in Miami and lived a good amount of my life there (yes, FL to SD was a rough transition).

-I am fluent in Spanish. My mother is from Mexico and I lived there for a year.

-I play 5 instruments!

18. What are you currently listening to?

A good mix of songs that I call bops by artists including Louis the Child, Odesza, Snakehips, etc.

Current Favorites: “How To Love (feat. Sofia Reyes)” by Boombox Cartel & Cash Cash or “Window Seat” by Thomston & Wafia

19. Ultimate dream career?

My dream career is to work as an attorney for a big fashion company/retailer in NYC.


Follow Liesel at: instagram.com/lieseljulsrud














The Intern: Meet, Nelofar

We are ecstatic to introduce our Digital Media Coordinator Intern, Nelofar, to you! Nelo has been rocking it at The Sampson House by writing blogs, brainstorming creative ideas and leading client projects. Her background, personality and drive make her a total treat to work with. More about Nelo below. 

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Name: Nelofar (Nelo) Sultan

College: Dakota State University

Major: English for New Media

Birthday: October 18th

What projects are you working on at The Sampson House? I am the digital media coordinator intern which means I look over what goes out on some of our digital platforms like Facebook and our blog. I also manage photo shoots for TSH and Rebekah Scott Designs and work collaboratively with Alexis, the graphic design intern, to produce our monthly newsletters, blogs and other micro-content. In addition to managing Prairie Lane Vintage Rental’s Facebook page, I also do their monthly analytics report.

What do you spend your time doing when you’re not working on TSH?  As a college student, most of my engagements revolve around clubs and organizations on campus, so when I am not working at TSH, I am either co-chairing for DSU's American Association of University Women (AAUW) or working for DSU’s International Programs Office. I spend a lot of my time contacting prospective international students via phone calls, emails and inquiries, promoting International Programs Office and advertising DSU International club’s activities on and off social media.

Favorite social media platform? Instagram and Twitter!

What are you reading right now? I am reading two books right now, Last Train to Istanbul, a novel by a Turkish writer, Ayse Kulin and Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.

What is your ideal weekend? My ideal weekend would include a trip or two to a coffee shop where I can get a lot of reading, homework or work done!

What app could you not live without? Right now, it would have to be Asana.

What’s your go-to coffee beverage? Just a regular mocha or green tea.

When did you develop an interest in marketing? Working for the International Programs Office at DSU made me realize how much I like managing and marketing events. Last year, I also took Web Publishing and Publishing for New Media (which I absolutely loved). This further pushed me towards this field.

What drew you to The Sampson House? The first thing that impressed me about the company was how it was started by three women and how successful they had become within the span of two years. I loved the idea of working for and with these women. The second thing that I loved about The Sampson House is the minimalist aesthetic/approach to everything. I also loved how this small company is working with other small, medium and big businesses around the area.

Favorite way to blow off steam? I take naps or cook to relax.

If you could have lunch with one person, who would it be and what would you order? I would be with Malcolm X and I would order some sort of rice or pasta.

Best advice you’ve ever received? “Don’t be an idiot. Changed my life.” - Dwight, the Office.

What’s your favorite thing about your internship? Being able to learn something new every day I come to work.

What’s your ultimate bucket-list travel destination? I don’t have a travel destination in mind, but it is on my backlist to travel alone wherever that might be.

Favorite restaurant? Chipotle.

3 interesting things about you:

  1. I can speak three languages, fluently.
  2. I can cook creatively. If there are things in the pantry or the fridge that you don’t think you make anything out of, give them to me and I will produce a meal out of it within minutes!
  3. I was the homecoming queen for the 2017-18 school year!

What are you currently listening to on your playlist? I don’t have a music playlist but I do listen to podcasts. My favorite podcasts are by Georgia Hardstark and Karen Kilgariff called My Favorite Murder and Revolutionist History by Malcolm Gladwell.

Go-to show on Netflix? It’s always been The Office.

Ultimate dream career? Working as a Media Specialist for a big company like Target.

What do you bring to the table here at TSH? I bring my unique experiences, my voice and creativity to The Sampson House!

 

Looking for Spring '18 + Summer '18 Interns

THE SAMPSON HOUSE –

We are a fast growing digital marketing agency that focuses on brand building and modern marketing. We are based out of Sioux Falls, SD. We curate and implement online strategies that work. Our creative team of analysts, strategists, designers, copywriters, video + photo producers are top-notch and devoted to elevating brands. 

THE DETAILS –

We are looking to work with students who are ecstatic to dive into the world of brand building + modern marketing for The Sampson House. This position is heavily focused on content creation, brand building, design, and implementation of campaigns for both The Sampson House, as well as our clients.

OUR CULTURE –

 Our company values passion, creativity and out-of- the-box thinking. We
value honest people who are intelligent and determined over experienced. Our culture
embodies genuine relationships. We work with leaders who can communicate honestly,
care for people, animals, the environment, pursue excellence, and inspire. All team
members at The Sampson House are hands-on and feels comfortable sharing their
thoughts, ideas and dreams.

Graphic Design Intern DETAILS –

This is a paid design internship position. We are looking to bring on someone who is ecstatic to dive into the world of brand building + modern marketing with The Sampson House team. This position is heavily focused on digital facets, design, microcontent creation, brand building, and implementation of campaigns for both The Sampson House, as well as our clients. This internship position requires 20+ hours per week in our downtown Sioux Falls studio along with flexibility to work some hours remotely. 

Candidate should be comfortable with, but not limited to:

  • Assisting our Art Director with design projects for digital media, social media ads and campaigns

  • Working closely with a Project Manager on campaigns, strategy and implementation of projects

  • Coordinating, assisting and contributing to photo shoots for campaigns, look books, and social media microcontent

  • Team brainstorming meetings and pitching campaign ideas w/ The Sampson House

  • Adobe suite: Lightroom, Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign

  • The ability to lead design projects

  • The ability to work as a team

  • Working remotely, managing your own time and meeting hard deadlines

  • Managing projects

  • Curating blog posts from start to finish

  • Team projects

Candidate must have:

  • Extensive knowledge of social media and digital marketing

  • Knowledge of Adobe Programs (specifically: Lightroom, Illustrator, Photoshop)

  • A demonstrated eye for quality content

  • A strong ability to multi-task projects

  • Grammatical skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • A strong ability to meet deadlines (late is not an option)

  • An autonomous work ethic and the ability to come up with solutions when challenges arise

  • Regular access to email and texting

Candidate must be:

  • An ambassador for The Sampson House, as well as our clients

  • Reliable

  • Professional

  • A self-starter

  • Extremely motivated

  • Extremely jazzed about marketing for kick-ass clients

  • Able to adapt to last minute changes

  • Organized and meticulous

  • Outgoing and comfortable in meeting new people

Bonus if you are comfortable with:

  • Utilizing a professional camera

DIGITAL MEDIA COORDINATOR INTERN DETAILS -

This is a paid internship position. We are looking to bring on someone who is ecstatic to dive into the world of brand building + modern marketing with The Sampson House team. This position is heavily focused on content creation, brand building, and implementation of campaigns for both The Sampson House, as well as our clients.This internship position requires 20+ hours per week in our downtown Sioux Falls studio along with flexibility to work some hours remotely. 

Candidate should be comfortable with, but not limited to:

  • Maintaining client social platforms, creating unique on-brand social content, and managing and ensuring fan/follower growth

  • Managing projects with excellent and professional communication

  • Assisting and contributing to photo shoots for campaigns, look books, micro content and social media content.

  • Team brainstorming meetings and pitching campaign ideas with The Sampson House

  • Adobe suite: Lightroom, Photoshop, and InDesign

  • Working remotely, managing your own time and meeting deadlines

  • Curating blog posts from start to finish

  • Assisting our Creative Director, Art Director and Project Managers with projects

Candidate must have:

  • Extensive knowledge of social media, digital marketing, and blogging

  • A demonstrated eye for quality content

  • A strong ability to multi-task projects

  • Fantastic and witty writing skills

  • Strong grammatical skills

  • A strong ability to meet deadlines (late is not an option)

  • An autonomous work ethic and the ability to come up with solutions when challenges arise

  • Regular access to email and texting

Candidate must be:

  • An ambassador for The Sampson House, as well as our clients

  • Reliable

  • Professional

  • A self-starter

  • Extremely motivated

  • Extremely jazzed about marketing for kick-ass clients

  • Able to adapt to last minute changes

  • Organized and meticulous

Bonus if you are comfortable with:

  • Utilizing a professional camera

 

YOU ARE –

A student (receiving college credit is a bonus), as this is a mentorship program. Obtaining a degree in graphic design and/or marketing. You are hardworking, a go-getter, and determined to be the BEST. You take initiative and like to develop digital strategy and execute with drive and passion. You slay at short deadlines and fast turn around times. 

 

JOIN OUR SQUAD! HOW TO APPLY –

Please submit your cover letter and portfolio to contact@thesampsonhouse.com

Deadline: Monday, December 18, 2017

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