Meet the Interns: Haley

This semester, Creative Tribe took on five interns and volunteers! We're so grateful to have them to help out at events and contribute to ongoing projects, like the blog and identifying potential partners. Since you'll be seeing them around, we'd thought we'd introduce them to you here!

How do you spend your time when you’re not at Creative Tribe?

I’m currently a design student at the University of Arizona, so most of my time is spent on campus or doing homework. When I’m not studying, you can find me trying a new recipe in the kitchen, reading a book, or catching up on my favorite series on Netflix. I was born and raised in Tucson, so the U of A seemed like an obvious choice for college!

What is your favorite thing about Creative Tribe? Why?

I love the way Creative Tribe creates an easygoing and friendly environment to try new things. Learning new skills and testing out different creative outlets can be intimidating, but the workshops provide the perfect environment to explore creativity and try new methods without feeling worried. Having an expert in the profession there to answer questions and demonstrate techniques is helpful.

What is your favorite creative outlet?

It’s a tie between Graphic Design and Watercolors. I love to browse fonts and find new ways to incorporate them into designs. As for watercolors, they’re so forgiving and fun to use. Even simple doodles and designs are given depth and texture when made with watercolors.  

Of all your intern responsibilities, which is your favorite?

I love brainstorming ideas for the future blog posts. It’s fun to dream of different ways to engage our audience. That, and the day-of workshop duties such as setting up the studio, checking in guests, and answering questions they have during the workshop.

What projects are you currently working on at Creative Tribe?

My main projects here at Creative Tribe all center around the blog. I’m currently writing a Tucson City Guide for our #MyCreativeCity series, and I can’t wait until it’s for everyone to read it and check out these spots in our city.

What is one creative art form you wish you were better at?

Graphic Design and typography. There’s always room for growth. I think I’ll be saying I wish I was better at it for the rest of my life.

What is your favorite spot in Tucson?

I’m a big fan of EXO coffee, especially since they’ve opened up the backroom (SAWS). It’s my go-to homework spot. Ultimately, I think my favorite spot is the roof of my house. From the roof you can see downtown, 4th Avenue, “A” Mountain, and the UofA campus. My friends and I love to climb up and watch those famous Arizona sunsets.   

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