In the brutal Chicago winters, we look forward to adding any warmth and enthusiasm we can to our office here at Quality Logo Products®. That’s why we’re thrilled to have Bridgette Wilhemi on board!

Meet Bridgette – an anime-loving ray of sunshine who’s passionate about drawing. With her experience in custom engraving and a BFA in Illustration from Grand Valley State University, she’s ready to show off her creativity as our new Design Assistant!

Learn a little bit more about Bridgette:

Name: Bridgette

Position at Quality Logo Products®: Design Assistant

What’s your favorite book of all time? Why?

I think it has to be The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Timeless, bubbling with curiosity, creativity, and a little bit of melancholy.. and still such a fun quick read. I also have an old copy of Tuck Everlasting (Natalie Babbitt) gifted to me by my Godmother that is quite special and liked for very similar reasons as well. I love books and am always looking for interesting new things to read! Please send all recommendations my way.

If you could choose between being Ariel from The Little Mermaid or Belle from Beauty & the Beast, who would you choose and why?

Belle! She’s surrounded by books, romance, and adventure (and some of my favorite Disney musical numbers, too)! Spending my days in a rustic French village or at the Beast’s Castle— with its mix of Rococo and Baroque stylings – would be a delight.

Name 3 hobbies you enjoy outside of work.

#1 – Drawing. Art is one of those things that I get so absorbed in that I lose track of time while doing it.

#2 – Catching up on comics, TV series, and video games or playing with Brooks, my dog.

#3 – My most unusual hobby is probably costuming/cosplay, but it’s something I’ve been doing for a long time (10+ years now!) and really enjoy. I have a lot of fun challenging myself to bring other artist’s designs to the real world and making wild things like armor out of budget-friendly materials like craft foam. It’s a productive hobby that has taught me a ton about really random things like sewing, makeup, hair styling, and thermoplastics.

What’s your all-time favorite dessert?

It’s got to be cheesecake! Crazy rich and with so many varieties, it’s the pinnacle of desserts. The most amazing thing is the way you can just have it plain and it’s still perfect. (My recommendation: the Vanilla Bean cheesecake at Friday’s… yum)! Creme Brûlée and Japanese puddings take a close second.

What’s the last movie you saw in theaters? Did you enjoy it?

It has actually been so long since I’ve gotten to go to the theaters… I tend to make a point to go see and support animated movies when I’m able! Oh gosh, I really can’t remember what I saw last!

Choose 3 famous people to have over for dinner.

Noel Fielding, Gerard Way, and Julia Pott— I would love to see what kind of bizarre and artsy conversations would ensue. That’s a lot of creative synergy!

Where are you going on your next vacation?

I’m going on vacation to Disney World for my brother’s wedding in June! It’s my first time ever going actually. I hope I’ll be able to make the most of it! I’m especially looking forward to Epcot, but I’m not really sure what else I should be planning for.

With her passion for video games, art, and cheesecake, Bridgette fits right in with the team at Quality Logo Products®. It’s great to have her on board!

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About the author

Alyssa Mertes

Alyssa is a promo expert with over four years of experience in the industry. She is the Lead Copywriter at Quality Logo Products and has had work published for the Promotional Products Association International and the Advertising Specialty Institute.