Here at Quality Logo Products® we take pride in our work, including our employees! That’s why when a new member joins our team we like to show our appreciation by shining the spotlight on them. We may not be able to write a biography on how awesome they are, but we can give the next best thing: their own blog post!

Meet Rich – a lover of underground hip hop music and rare book collector. His talent in graphic design, writing, and editing make him ready to tackle any project that comes his way as a Sales Assistant.

Learn a little bit more about Rich:

Where are you from? Lombard, Illinois

Position at Quality Logo Products®: Sales Assistant to Stacy Gruca

Favorite thing about Quality Logo Products®: The casual dress code.

Brief summary of work/educational history: I have 10 years of graphic design experience, a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts, and a master’s degree in education—these attributes lend themselves to my position in a multitude of ways.

How do you find rare books? What are some of your favorite rare finds? I find them at antique stores, rare book websites, eBay, and garage sales. I collect a lot of Beat Generation literature and own a few 1st edition books:

  • On the Road, Lonesome Traveler, and Big Sur by Jack Kerouac
  • Finnish language copy of The Cat Inside by William S. Burroughs
  • Autographed book of poems by Allen Ginsberg
  • Autographed copy of The Fabric of the Cosmos by Brian Greene (the book itself is not rare)
  • 1880 copy of David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

What’s a random fact about you? I can sew.

Do you have a signature dance move that’s your go-to on the dance floor? Yes, I call it the “Let’s Stay Far Away from the Dance Floor.”

What’s your favorite song to dance to? Unless I’m dancing to nursery rhymes with my 2-year-old son, or Taylor Swift with my 6-year-old daughter (it’s embarrassing), I don’t dance (you don’t want to see me dance), but “The Truth is Here” by Brother Ali is about as close as I get.

Do you have any special talents? Graphic Design, Writing, Copy Editing

What’s your favorite outdoor activity and why? Camping because I love nature. It was something that I grew up doing, and it’s a great activity to enjoy with my family.

When you’re not at Quality Logo Products®, where do you go on vacation? Big Sand Lake Club, Phelps, Wisconsin.

And just for fun, would you rather be a wizard or a superhero? Superhero.

Although Rich loves underground hip hop and bumping a beat, he does not like to bust a move. That is, unless he’s dancing with son and daughter. Rich may not be able to teach us any dance moves, but we definitely could learn a lot from his skills, persistence, and patience.

Want to join us here at Quality Logo Products®? Check out our careers page to see what opportunities we have to offer!

About the author

Kyrsten Ledger

Kyrsten is a promo expert with a passion for branding . Her vast knowledge of promotional giveaways and marketing has led to several articles and published work for PPB Magazine, a publication from the Promotional Products Association International.