Ardent Creative Welcomes Interns

The Ardent team is SO excited to have three interns with us this summer! These three students are coming in with impressive skill sets and we can’t wait to see how they will grow even more over the summer.

We think they are pretty awesome and once you get to know them, we think you will too!

Catherine Babin (Design Intern)


Catherine | Ardent Creative InternTell us a little about yourself…

I am from Little Rock, Arkansas and am a rising senior at Texas Christian University. I am a double major in Design Studies and Strategic Communications, and I am interested in taking a creative/graphic design path. I found out about Ardent at a TCU networking event where I met Anna and Polly. I really enjoyed meeting with them and showing them some of my work. I was so excited to interview and accept an internship with Ardent!

What do you do when you aren’t working?
When I’m not working I like working out, watching Netflix, and spending time with friends!

Favorite trip you’ve taken?
When I was 17, I went to Italy and Greece. It was an amazing trip! I visited Rome and Florence and some of islands in the Mediterranean.

Do you have a nickname?
A lot of people call me by my last name, Babin, or some variation like Babz. Many people call me by my last name more commonly than my first name!

What is at the top of your bucket list?
I really want to travel more. Not anywhere specific, but I would like to go to Europe!

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Definitely a spicy chicken sandwich and waffle fries from Chick-Fil-A

Least favorite food?
Pickles

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
Being an intern, I’ve loved getting the chance to learn about working as a graphic designer. It’s cool to see real projects in action. I also really like getting to see the culture of Ardent and what office life is like!

What did you want to be when growing up?
I’m not exactly sure yet, but I know I want to do something creative. I really like the idea of working at an advertising/design firm!

What is an ability you wish you had?
I want to learn more about photography.

Where is your favorite place to eat?
Torchy’s Tacos!

Justin Coats (Design Intern)


Justin | Ardent Design InternTell us a little about yourself…

I’m from Altadena, CA and I go to TCU where I am earning a B.A. Graphic Design with a minor in Business. I found Ardent through one of my best friends, Claire Zeeman, who interned here last summer!

What is your favorite movie quote?
My favorite movie quote is the entire speech Herb Brooks, played by Kurt Russell, gives for the semifinal game against the Soviet Union.

Do you have a nickname?
I have a few nicknames but the main one is “Coatsy,” which is what 90% of people at TCU call me.

What is at the top of your bucket list?
The top of my bucket list is definitely to spend a week exploring the mountains/lakes/oceans of Patagonia.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
The first thing I would do with the money if I won the lottery, is pay back my parents for everything that they have done for me.

Where is your favorite place to eat?
My favorite place to eat is a teppan restaurant called Tokyo Wako, it’s where I ate for every birthday up until college and where we go to celebrate big moments!

Patricia Guereca (Developer Intern)

Patricia | Web Developer Intern Fort WorthTell us a little about yourself…
I am from Fort Worth, Texas and I am currently a senior at Tarleton State.

What do you do when you aren’t working?
Spend time with my dog at a dog park or work out.

What is your favorite movie quote?
Friends with Benefits: “You wanna lose weight? Stop eating, fatty! You wanna make money? Work your butt off, lazy! You wanna be happy? Find someone you like and never let them go.” (cheesy, I know)

Favorite trip you’ve taken?
A Colorado trip I took with my family. We hiked and went kayaking, the views were breathtaking.

Do you have a nickname?
Patty.

Least favorite food?
Cannot think of one, I eat it all.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy learning from my co-workers, here at Ardent, the amount of knowledge they have provided so far is unbelievable. Also, the feeling I get after being able to help on a project is pretty great.

What is an ability you wish you had?
I wish I could memorize everything with just one look.

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?
The first thing I would buy is a house.

Where is your favorite place to eat?
My favorite place to eat would be Taste of Asia (I love sushi)