Meet The Team: Meighan Saunders, Graphic Designer
October 7, 2022
Tell us a little about yourself, Meighan!
Well, there’s only one way to answer this question: riddle everything off in one breath in an Ace-Ventura-style spiel!
Allll-righty then, here we go (*exaggerated lengthy inhale sound*):
- I grew up on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland with my parents and three sisters
- From the time I could hold a pencil, I’d draw e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g
- Mmmm food! I love to cook and try new recipes
- I have two motorcycles; they help you see things through a different lens (pun not intended… or was it?)
- Love outdoorsy stuff/just being outdoors
- 4 words: Royal St. John’s Regatta (Check it out, it’s the oldest annual sporting event in North America and pretty amazing to be a part of!)
- Movies and hanging out with family and friends are my jam
- Manicures have no chance on these hands. I’m usually busy with hobbies like refinishing furniture, renos, DIYs, creating Halloween costumes, painting, cooking, helping with engine rebuilds… the list goes on
- I LOVE halloween. My dream job would be mastering SFX makeup for movies, or designing and building movie sets
How did you first get into marketing?
In 6th grade my class visited Target Marketing and Communications, an award-winning marketing firm based right here in St. John’s, NL. We toured their office and witnessed the advertising magic unfold, and that was it. I was in love. This is what I wanted to do.
Later, we were tasked with marketing a can of peas in a mere 30 minutes. I don’t remember the fine details, but our “campean” (campaign) would’ve given Jack a run for his magic beans!
Why did you first join CoLab? What’s the most exciting thing about working here?
I saw this local business, CoLab, popping up more and more across “the medias.” Of course, it caught my attention and I was hooked by their success story. So when the opportunity came, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. Now here I am!
The tech industry is new to me, so making the shift was kind of like “did you try unplugging it and plugging it back in” with my career. But it’s fascinating and exciting learning this new industry and applying my own skill sets within it.
Since joining the team a mere 5 months ago, I can’t help but find myself in complete awe of my teammates on a daily basis. The amount of knowledge, genuine passion, skill, and support for each other is inspiring, warming, and a beautiful thing to be a part of.
If you had to be shipwrecked on a deserted island, but all your human needs—such as food and water—were taken care of, what two items would you want to have with you?
Does one singular boatload of shipwrecked things technically count as one item? (I mean, it came from “a” boat, right?)
I’d need a giant vat of sunscreen — my skin is turning red just thinking about this question. My second thing would be some kind of solar-powered radio or something with music stored on it. Hey, I’m by myself, so that shower voice can finally be free!