eleventy beams with personality and no personality here may be brighter than Senior Creative Designer Corinne Herrick. Ask her about her exotic travel adventures or love of the movie “Harold and Maude,” which she once watched just to take notes. But please don’t call her “Corrinne,” the most common way others misspell her name.
Here we introduce you, dear blog reader, to Corinne with a few questions.
Travels, Art and Concerts
How did you become a designer?
I took art enrichment classes as a child in Toledo. Every classroom had a different type of art study, and you could wander around to find the one you were most interested in.
Heading to college, I was pretty torn between taking a sports scholarship or staying with art. I enjoyed sports, but wasn’t going to land at a large school on scholarship.
I ended up at Bowling Green State University to study graphic design, which had a strong program at the time. Graphic design was a way to practice art while being able to make money.
Where have you traveled to?
I’ve visited Alaska, Nicaragua, the Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Mexico and Canada.
What was your first concert?
Three bands on one ticket when I was in high school: Candlebox, Our Lady Peace and Sponge. (That’s a very 1990s experience.)
Looks like your tastes have improved since then. How many times have you seen the band Phish live? What do you like about the experience?
I’ve seen Phish at least 20 times. It’s really a soul-cleansing experience seeing so many happy people in one place. I always come back refreshed and more creative.
Deeper thoughts: death and food
If you had a last meal, what would you eat?
Beef stroganoff (fatty butter noddles), broccoli, mashed potatoes, popcorn and wine.
What are some of your favorite quotes that might describe you?
“I like to be passionate and sincere, but I also like to have fun and act like a dork.” – Kurt Cobain
“I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.” – Angus Grossart
“I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett
What’s something people may not know about you?
Right now I am really interested in the world’s death rituals.
Being from a very large, very close family, I have had my share of love and loss starting at an early age. Most traditions of handling our loved ones once they pass leave me with such a cold feeling.
I have been researching the traditions of cultures around the world and find that often times they are more of a celebration of one’s life. I like the ideas surrounding these traditions much better, and would love to start writing about them, and maybe become a source to create of change in our culture around death. As Pitbull – Mr. Worldwide – says, “When I die I want a Fun – eral, not a funeral.” Have fun and have one last celebration with me!