Meet our newest GB Intern Frances Kershaw! Channeling Proust and Bernard Pivot, herewith is everything you need to know about this fabulous new Griffin who’s interning with our PR and account services gang.
Describe your personality in 144 characters.Quirky, open-minded, inquisitive, persistent, hard-working, motivated, self-directed, optimistic, kind, cooperative, reserved, but silly, increasingly more adventurous.
What did you study in school, and how does it relate to what you’re doing now?
I studied Chinese literature and language at Reed College – the writing and research skills I acquired from my studies are incredibly important for the work I do at GB. More importantly, coming from an environment that nurtures the pursuit of knowledge, I feel that curiosity is one of the most useful qualities I can apply to my work.
What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?
For the last couple of weeks, Gotye’s “Somebody that I used to know” and Kimbra’s mashup of “Two Weeks” and “Head Over Heels” have dominated my playlist. LMFAO’s “Sexy and I know it” is my go-to workout song.
What sound do you love?
My neighborhood church bells
If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
YEASTer! Bring your homemade beer, cider, and loaves! A giant celebration of food and drink in which yeast is the star ingredient. We’re actually hosting this in a few months.
Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
I’ve been compared to a celebrity only once. 10th grade, new student orientation at the International School of Brussels, Paris Gourtsoyannis tried to pick me up by telling me that I had an uncanny resemblance to Michelle Branch. We became good friends, but I never let him forget it.
What is one thing you learned in the last week?
Researching key word placement and frequency online – how to incorporate them into pitches/press releases and how this translates to tangible results for a client.
When you have 30 minutes of free time what do you do?
Catch up on episodes of New Girl.
What’s your favorite website to visit and why?
It varies. I’m a NY Times junkie, but markbittman.com has occupied much of my time lately. Equal parts food revolution and cooking tips.
What’s your most distinctive “Portland-like” personality trait?
I’m a food and beer snob. PBR is not the beer of Portland, people.
What do you hope to learn here?
In general, I hope to gain a stronger understanding of the relationships between all the players that make up an integrated agency – the work that they do and how each component is pieced into a larger project. Specifically, I am drawn to account strategy and planning. The people here at Grady Britton have been so encouraging and receptive to my goals, and I feel very fortunate to be a part of this community.