About the Blog Authors
Want to know more about the people who regularly write for the Quality Logo Products blog? Good, because we were going to tell you anyway…
Alex is part of the media department at QLP. Because he’s trained in media and screenwriting, his talents prove extremely valuable when making videos and writing for the blog. He’s one of the only sports fans on the Blog Squad, and he’s not afraid to let his sarcastic flag fly. Alex is often seen around the office with a Slurpee in his hands, but never a coffee.
Likes: 7-11 Coke Slurpees, Lou Malnati’s, SPORTS! Dislikes: J-Lo, Madonna, J-Lo.
Amy is one of Quality Logo Products’ content developers and social media coordinators. As our resident marketing nerd, she gets excited about industry news, but she’s not afraid to cut loose and obsess over Legos once in a while. She is a die-hard Dunkin’ Donuts fan with a fondness for an afternoon cup of decaf, usually made with her Keurig machine (affectionately named “Kirby”).
Likes: marketing, photography, robots. Dislikes: white chocolate, traveling by airplane, horror films.
Bubba is the QLP mascot. He’s been around since our website’s launch in 2003, and he’s since shown his face our promotional efforts far and wide. Bubba changes outfits on the homepage whenever a holiday arrives. He doesn’t believe in pants, so you’ll rarely see him wearing a pair. But that’s okay with us — this is sort of his house, after all!
Likes: being yellow, firm handshakes, Chicago Bears. Dislikes: being thrown, wearing pink, olives.
Dréa is a member of the media team at Quality Logo Products. She has a great eye for design and a passion for advertising. During her free time, she’s creating designs for her future t-shirt company. She also enjoys keeping up with new technology and what’s in store for the future. If there’s one thing she’s willing to admit, it’s her love for all Hanna-Barbera cartoons.
Likes: Fraggle Rock, design, photography. Dislikes: food touching other food on her plate, The Power Rangers, the saying “living the dream.”
Eric is a data entry specialist and contributing writer for Quality Logo Products. He has enough interesting stories to last many-a-party; for example, he has studied as an apprentice at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture and he performed across the country as Buddy Holly in “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.” 1950′s rock ‘n roll is his soundtrack, and his retro style is often similar to that of a Mad Men character.
Likes: John Irving novels, Western-themed items, and Ray-Ban Wayfarers. Dislikes: pretentious and/or self-indulgent musicians, hat hair, and “Bacon” not being a Crayola crayon color.
Joe is the head of the Media Team at Quality Logo Products. He specializes in video and audio production, but he’s also well-versed in writing (and his acting talents come into play for product videos and demonstrations). Fun fact: Joe is the subject of our very first office meme, thanks to an inside joke from past blog comments, so his face is frequently shared via internal email.
Likes: Sci-fi movies, microwave dinners, bad 80s music. Dislikes: pennies, dust, Serenity Morris.
Jenna is a QLP content developer with a passion for media and pop culture. She loves reminiscing about the 1990s, when things were simpler (and awesomer), and she’s not ashamed to express her fond memories of Space Jam. Jenna listens to pop-punk music, plays Halo 3, and frequently dines at Taco Bell. Her spirit animal is either a bulldog or a panda bear.
Likes: record stores, NBC, typography. Dislikes: Mariah Carey’s belly button, hummus, people who drive less than 70 MPH in the left lane of the highway.
Jeff is the Operations Officer for Quality Logo Products. When he isn’t playing in his band or building guitars, he likes to spend time at home with his wife and 2 dogs or stargaze with his brand-new telescope. Like other Squad members, Jeff is fascinated by technology. He is also an Air Jordan fan who coordinates his shoes with his outfits like a boss.
Likes: guitars, sports, efficiency. Dislikes: long-windedness, that weekends are only 2 days, keeping lists short (and the irony that this is long-winded).
Jana, the original Quality Logo Products content developer, still writes for us when she’s not busy at her day job. She enjoys putting her trademark spin on marketing and pop culture topics, posting a Die Hard article as often as she’s allowed. Jana is inspired by Cracked and Onion articles and frequently wears a Snuggie in the office. She’s also a chocoholic, so offering her some is a smart way to stay on her good side.
Likes: Harry Potter, grammar, high-top Chucks. Dislikes: Twilight, sneaky coconut, low-top Chucks.
Jill wrote for QLP’s blog and oversaw its social media initiatives back when it first relaunched in 2009, and she still contributes from time to time. She’s a proud bibliophile and sci-fi/fantasy nut who used to read the dictionary for fun. Her spare time is claimed by writing, devouring books, and attending as many concerts as she can. Jill feeds her insatiable music habit with services like Pandora and Spotify.
Likes: rodents, libraries, tattoos. Dislikes: movies with atrocious dialogue, closed-minded people, humid weather.
Julie is a QLP content developer with a passion for all things creative. She is a die-hard fan of the Georgia Rae Family Band and is not afraid to show off her geeky side. She enjoys funny commercials, new technology, and tabletop RPGs. In her off time, she is finishing up her Bachelor’s degree and learning Japanese.
Likes: witty banter, mozzarella sticks, cute fluffy things. Dislikes: being cold, gloomy days, mean people.
Kelsey is a happy-go-lucky kind of girl who enjoys painting and watching movies from the 80s. If you get her started, she could probably talk your ear off about music, and maybe eventually sing your ear off, too. She is always looking to make people smile, and you can probably hear her laughter from a mile away. When she isn’t working at QLP, she spends a good amount of her time with friends and her handsome (and very spoiled) rat terrier.
Likes: music, dogs, freezepops. Dislikes: whales, bugs, seafood.
Mandy is head of Content and Social Media at QLP who knows her social media (and her Disney Princesses). A true nerd at heart, she’s keen on video games, sitcoms, superhero movies, and iPods and iPhones. She owns over forty pairs of Chuck Taylor All Stars, gives coffee advice that’s to die for, and speaks French. Mandy has traveled more than any other Squad member.
Likes: France, typography, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Dislikes: spicy food, slow drivers, people who heatedly discuss politics on Facebook.
Mike is a data entry specialist who loves computer games and RPGs (role playing games) like Dungeons and Dragons or Shadowrun. He also enjoys reading sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comic books. He’s a science geek, so tech-based magazines and news are frequently a part of his agenda as well.
Likes: superheroes, horror, chocolate, bad movies. Dislikes: closed-mindedness/bigotry, sports, children.
Rachel is the Data Entry Team Manager at Quality Logo Products. She consumes a variety of geeky TV shows, movies, and books, and she enjoys seeing funny cat videos and other Internet oddities. Rachel moonlights as a literary magazine editor and has never met a Skittle she didn’t like.
Likes: kitties, superheroes, all things Disney. Dislikes: spicy food, country music.
Serenity is a member of the art department at Quality Logo Products. Like Alex, she’s a cynic and she’s not shy about revealing that to the world. She is a fan of eco-friendliness and she loves to draw and paint (her artistic abilities are often commissioned for the company’s graphics). Serenity is particular about the TV she watches and tends to favor British shows above all else.
Likes: being addicted to music and concerts, the great outdoors, being an Anglophile. Dislikes: cell phones, shopping, Zach Snyder.
Sheila Johnson is a member of the content team at Quality Logo Products. If she’s not working on stringing words together, she’s probably reading them—like half the people at QLP, she’s a particularly big fan of science fiction and fantasy. And if she’s not writing or reading, she’s probably thinking about how wonderful it would be to have a pet dog. Puppies are so nice.
Likes: comics, science, checking out too many books at the library Dislikes: having consistently cold toes