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Welcome Kevin Cook to the Quality Logo Products Team [Interview]

Quality Logo Products® just keeps on growing, and I have to admit, it’s pretty awesome every time I see a new face. I’m pretty terrible with names, but that just means I get to talk to more people to get to know them a little better!

Speaking of new people, one of our newest sales reps is Kevin Cook. Even though Kevin only started working at Quality Logo Products® in December, he’s not new to the promo products industry, but more on that later. I recently spoke with Kevin and asked him a few questions about himself and what he thinks of Quality Logo Products® so far.

 What do you like best about working in this industry?

I’m a graphic artist by trade. So I guess just the artwork. I like seeing and fixing stuff for print because most of the time the customers have no idea what they are printing. So fixing things to get it to work for them is awesome.

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 Do you have a favorite promotional item? If so, what is it?

I would say a stress ball because you can throw it.

 Let’s throw you a curveball. If a customer called up looking for a nice but fairly inexpensive favor for a high school reunion, which product would you recommend?

I’m going to go with a pint glass because of nerves. Everyone needs a pint glass at a reunion when they are seeing people they haven’t seen in a while. Fill that sucker up!

 What if, instead of a reunion, say it was a wedding?

I’m actually getting married in November so I should know this. I’d say anything eco-friendly. Seeds or planted flowers.

 What’s been your favorite part about joining the Quality Logo Products® team?

The team and people that work here are fantastic. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever worked with a better group of people. They are so welcoming it almost makes me want to vomit. There’s just a really good energy here.

How do you spend your time when you’re out of the office?

Sit me down in front of my DVR, on my couch, and I’m cool. Just relax and catch up on shows.

What are some of your favorite shows?

Modern Family, Blackish, Project Runway Junior, and American Horry Story. I also like my 70s shows, too. I like Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley.

Anything else you’d like to share with our readers?

I have four dogs at home in Naperville. I’m actually new to this area. I’ve only been here three years. I grew up in Tinley Park and moved to the city for a little bit, and came out here for love. I just love this job. I’m not even sucking up. It’s very genuine.

As I said at the beginning, Kevin has been in the promo products industry for a long time – 20 years, actually. He worked for another distributor for about four years, and then in the art department at American Greenwood, one of our suppliers, before joining the Quality Logo Products® team. Welcome, Kevin!

You can reach Kevin and any of our other awesome sales representatives by email (info@qualitylogoproducts.com), by phone (866-312-5646), via live chat, or by leaving a comment below.

Has Kevin helped you with getting the perfect promotional product? Was there a question you wanted answered that I missed? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Bubba is the Quality Logo Products mascot. He may have started out as "just a stress ball," but he's come a long way since the company's launch in 2003. Bubba has been immortalized in numerous vector artwork designs for internal and external promotions, and you can see him change outfits on the Quality Logo Products homepage whenever a holiday rolls around. Oh, and he thinks pants are for the birds. You can connect with Bubba on

Comments

  1. Kelly Bird

    Great to have you on the team Kevin! Honestly, you’ve only been here a few months and you fit in as if you’ve been here for years. Your clients are super lucky to have such a friendly, funny and caring account manager. I have a graphic design background too and it’s such a powerful skill to bring to the table to help your clients get the best possible imprints on their items. Pairing your skills with your personality you’ll be an instant success at QLP and we are so happy you’ve joined us!

  2. Jay

    Welcome to QLP, Kevin! It is now official since you’ve been interviewed. I think you had the same reaction as everyone else here in terms of being welcomed. It didn’t make me want to puke, but hey, I can’t blame you for wanting to (seeing how you’re in THAT office! 😉

    I will definitely bug you with Adobe Illustrator questions in the future. Incessantly. I just wanted to wait a little bit before I started annoying you. Haha!

    CONGRATS!!!!

  3. Bret Bonnet

    Welcome to the dark side Kevin! 🙂

  4. Melody

    Love me some Kevin! He’s great! Welcome to the team 🙂

  5. Kat D.

    Welcome to QLP, Kevin!! It’s so great to have you. I second what Kelly said – it’s only been a few months but it feels like we’ve known you for years. You definitely fit into our little QLP family. And congrats on the wedding, how exciting!! Anytime you have any questions, feel free to ask any of us – just like I’m sure we’ll take advantage of your with Adobe Illustrator questions 😉

  6. Elizabeth

    Kevin!!! You are so awesome! I couldn’t have asked for a better Buddy! You are a welcome addition to the sales team here at QLP and we are lucky to have you. You have a great sense of humor which is key if you work here! I hope to meet your other half and your dogs soon. See you around the office!!

  7. Greg

    Hey Kevin! Welcome to the team. Its good to have another AI master here to help out, I know i will need it!! I’ve seen your mad skills in action!

  8. Chase

    Glad to have you on board with us Kevin! It’s pretty cool how you are coming in not just with experience in the field but also having an Adobe Illustrator background. It’s probably awesome how helpful that is to not only your efficiency with artwork but also how it allows you to provide a service to your customers that many just aren’t willing to or can’t because they lack the artistic knowledge and mindset to do it right. Wish you nothing but success here, see you around!

  9. PMO

    Well hello, Kevin!

    Now that things are blog official – Welcome to the team!

    Now the pint glass for the reunion – It’s exactly what the folks planning my 20th went for. (Holy crap! 20 year reunion? I’m old!)

  10. Shauna

    KevinDanny! Welcome! I’m so glad you are here for many reasons. A) because I am not the newbie anymore B) because you are awesome and fun to chat with C) you always smell really good D) you rock at all things artwork E) your dogs are adorable and I want to hug them. I want to hug them all.

  11. jaimie

    Welcome to the team, Kevin! You have no idea how amazing it is having you on our QLP team. I agree with Kelly’s comment above. You have only been here a few months, but I feel as if you have been working with us for years. Your energy is amazing as well. Your clients are extremely lucky to have such a fun energetic artwork pro as their account manager. You will absolutely guide them into the right direction with their promo items. 🙂

  12. Jen

    To piggy back on everyone else, welcome to the family! We’re lucky to have you and your experience, and can’t wait to see what you do here. It’s been a blast already! Now go sell some pint glasses.

  13. Marlin Metschke

    Kevin helped me with some frisbees….not only were they a hit they were also made in USA….

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