By Jennifer Merten, Designer
I have to start by saying that I never thought my morning commute would be through the Heartland. Coming from Atlanta I am used to angry commuters and long commute times. This is one of the first things that struck me. My commute from Iowa City to Big Imprint in downtown West Liberty is a peaceful one filled with beautiful sky and endless landscape. Some days I get stuck behind farm equipment on the highway during harvest but that’s part of the charm of living in Iowa!
My day starts with coffee and banter with my co-workers. Yes, we work together but with the intimacy of our office setting I have gotten to know them well and they are my team and my family away from home.
Each day brings a new challenge. From web design, to product photography, to graphic design, to logos and branding — I am kept on my toes. We have a wide range of clients and I enjoy working with them and designing creative for their various needs.
Big Imprint is a great job to strike a good balance between home life and work life. Our agency owner, Ethan, understands the importance of this and allows us to modify our schedules when needed.
Like I said I never thought I would be designing websites and other creative in a small town in Iowa. But I am so glad I found Big Imprint and hope to grow as a person and designer while working here!