Meet Gloria Heye, Intern at SPACE, Inc. Over the course of the summer, she’s used her energy, creativity, and willingness to help to benefit all of us.
How did your path lead to SPACE?
I’m heading into my senior year at Central Michigan University (CMU), where I’m pursuing my bachelor in fine arts with a concentration in graphic design and a minor in advertising.
I was attending the Addy Awards for the Bay Lakes region when Jenni Bush approached me and asked me to interview for a versatile summer internship.
As a Midland-native, I knew SPACE had a representation for its strong, passionate female role models—and that’s a form of representation I wanted to be surrounded by.
What are you most proud about throughout your time with SPACE?
Honestly, I’m proud of my time management skills this summer. I’ve balanced two additional internships, as well as a musical—and still been able to give my best to the team at SPACE.
I’ve had fun contributing to SPACE’s social media—adding a fun flair through Instagram Reels.
On the side, I’ve helped Kathi Fuce-Hobhom with a few side projects, including for the Women’s Executive Round Table that she’s a member of.
In your opinion, what is the future of design — and how will SPACE be able to help?
SPACE has an incredibly bright future and, from the perspective of a graphic designer, the team has great opportunities to showcase our personality and continue to evolve our still-rather-new brand.
Fun facts about Gloria:
Gloria’s creative energy makes frequent appearances outside of work too, as she captains her school’s hip hop team, participates in musical theater, choreographs shows, and draws and paints. She is also the president of the Design Hub club for her major.
Gloria’s personal design style: “I tend to fall on the extremes: either modern, clean lines or illustrative, colorful, and extra!”
What design trend needs to go: “The all-white aesthetic. It feels cold, stale, and sterile.”