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Student flexes graphics muscle in Herald internship

By The Herald Staff | 6/27/2014

A Franklin County student is getting hands-on job experience during his summer break from college.

The Herald recently welcomed Travis Eppinger Jr. as an intern for the news media company’s creative services department and Studio 104 team. Eppinger, 22, Wellsville, works largely with graphics across numerous department at The Herald, he said.

A Franklin County student is getting hands-on job experience during his summer break from college.

The Herald recently welcomed Travis Eppinger Jr. as an intern for the news media company’s creative services department and Studio 104 team. Eppinger, 22, Wellsville, works largely with graphics across numerous department at The Herald, he said.

“I go up and I get ads and I either create new ads or I fix them and I give them to the marketing department and they proof and send them,” he said. “Occasionally, I do other projects. I just did a project where I scanned in around a 150 photos and made a DVD using programs.”

The Arizona native is working this summer at The Herald before completing his final semester of college. He plans to graduate from Pittsburg State University with a degree in graphic communications with an emphasis in web and interactive media. He previously attended Allen County Community College, he said.

“He is working on a variety of digital and graphic design projects with the Studio 104 team,” Sharp said of Eppinger’s work. “He is also working on the rollout of our new Shopper for July 1.”

Eppinger’s mother, Lanie Sanchez, and her two sisters, Lorrie Sanchez and Stephani Sweeney, all are from Wellsville, he said.

Eppinger said he already is learning a lot and hopes to use his knowledge to be successful after graduation.

“I’ll finish up my last semester and hopefully get a job in my field that pays well,” he said. “I kind of like to freelance too, so I want a steady job and be able to freelance because I like photography and building websites.”

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