2021 Intern Spotlight – Mia Lormand
The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) welcomed Mia Lormand as a Spring 2021 intern. Mia attends Spring Hill College, majoring in Studio Art and minoring in Graphic Design. She grew up in the “Frog Capital of the World”, Rayne, Louisiana.
Mia chose to become an intern at UWSWA because it gave her a chance to improve her graphic design skills in a professional setting and to serve the community in new and exciting ways. She believes the best way to improve the community is bu ensuring there is a sense of fellowship amongst community members. She said, “If everyone is willing to lend a hand, the entire community improves. I find that sharing food is the best way to create a sense of solidarity.
While with UWSWA’s Marketing Department, Mia worked on several design projects. She created a new Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program brochure, she created new logos VITA and for Project Blueprint, and worked on our 2021 animated campaign video. All the new materials help our team tell the UWSWA story better.
After undergraduate school, Mia plans to either work with an art museum, or continue her education by getting a Master’s Degree in Studio Art, or maybe pursue both.
Mia’s favorite family tradition are her family’s week-long road trips. When she is not in school, Mia can be found drinking bubble tea and hanging out with friends.
What is your favorite quote?
“You aren’t making art history, you’re just making art” – Unknown