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Elaine Blood, '13

Elaine Blood, '13Elaine Blood is not your traditional undergraduate student. Until recently, she was working at Cedarville University, taking one class per semester for several years as she worked toward a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. However, upon marrying Head Athletic Trainer Ken Blood, Elaine decided to take classes full-time at Muskingum so that she could complete her degree by December of this year. She is now a digital media design major.

Elaine jokes that she takes on “more of a ‘mom’ role” with her classmates.

Elaine spent the summer interning at Whispering Willows Primitives, where she had the opportunity to design a logo; work on the layout and design of a website [http://www.whisperingwillowprimitives.com/] ; create an online presence in social media, including a Pinterest page; as well as create some promotional pieces for the business. “It has served to build upon the principles I’ve been learning in my classes throughout the years and the experience will be a great addition to my résumé. It has been a great experience and I hope that the things I've created for Kimberly, the owner, will greatly benefit her business.” Elaine says of the internship.

Whispering Willow Primitives, which is located in a pole barn just a few miles outside of New Concord as you drive east on Route 40, “doesn't look like much from the outside, but Kimberly purchases used furniture and odds ‘n’ ends at auctions and refurbishes the pieces for sale. When I realized that my taste is very similar to Kimberly’s, I approached her with the idea of my internship. We worked through the specifics and I proposed the idea to my advisor and department chair and they approved.”