Behind the Design – Jenna Sasala

Learn a little more about the crew ‘Behind the Designs’ with our newest Q&A series. Next up up is our Lead Graphic Designer, Jenna Sasala. Get to know her a little better!

Q: Give us some insight into your morning routine!
A: I’m such a routine person. Every morning I make my coffee & breakfast, do my devotions, workout (usually a couple mile walk or a bike ride), then, no matter how much time I’ve given myself, I’m usually rushing to get out the door. 😉

Q: Three apps that help with you work…ready go!
A: Basecamp is my new obsession! It keeps me organized with my daily, weekly, and monthly tasks. Other than that, I like to go old school – I’m always am jotting down to do’s, appointments, and notes in my hard copy planner.

Q: What music do you listen to while you’re working?
A: I’m a Disney nerd, so I love listening to soundtracks from “Bug’s Life,” “Saving Mr. Banks,” “Ratatouille,” and Pixar’s Greatest Hits. Occasionally I’ll throw in some Mumford Sons and/or Relient K.

Q: What’s your dream job (besides working at Sparq =] )
A: This is so tough, I feel like I get to do a lot of work I love to do already at Sparq! Honestly, I’d love to work for Pixar or Disney. I love their emphasis on quality over quantity, storytelling, and the way they value their employees.

Q: If you could sit down and have a hour-long conversation with any person alive or deceased who would it be?
A: Big surprise – Walt Disney. He overcame so much to find success, I feel like he’d have a lot of wisdom to share. In addition, his creativity was out of this world!

Q: Who is your idol in the business world? Why?
A: This is so hard, there are so many people who I love to follow! Promise Tangeman is one of my favorite web developers, Justin & Mary Marantz are my favorite wedding photography team, and Dave Ramsey is an all around outstanding business man. All of these individuals have a passion for their work and a drive to help people take their own projects and lives to the next level. They truly care about the success of others, which I very much admire.

To learn more check out our team page!

The individuals at Sparq Designs believe in quality, and are huge advocates of setting ourselves apart from the competition. We do not believe in a cookie-cutter approach because we feel it’s more important to stand out in a crowd and we want our clients to do the same. We get excited about turning a concept into a design, developing a web presence, writing and optimizing content, and creating a buzz around a brand. Meet more of the team here.


Meet Junior Graphic Designer Chad Parise

Meet the latest addition to the Sparq team, Junior Graphic Designer Chad Parise! 

Junior Graphic Designer, Chad Parise

Junior Graphic Designer, Chad Parise

Q: Where did you attend school and what did you study there?
A: I attended Kent State University where I majored in Visual Communication Design and minored in Photo-Illustration.

Q: What’s your dream job?
A: My dream job would be to become a photographer for National Geographic or Animal Planet and to travel the world.

Q: At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
A: 5 Guys…

Q: Which storybook/cartoon character do you relate to?
A: Harold from Harold and the Purple Crayon, he just shows how limitless creativity can be.

Q: What’s your favorite part of the digital marketing industry?
A: I love the endless possibilities; you can continue to push the boundaries. It seems like the most crazy, out-of-the-box ideas become the best ones.

Q: What  Hogwarts house are you in?
A: Gryffindor, it said so in my prophecy. It also said the Emma Watson is my future wife but that’s still in the works.

Q: What was your favorite TV show when growing up?
A: Seinfeld and The Office, there is no one better than Michael Scott.

Q: Do you have any strange phobias/fears?
A: heights & mashed potatoes.

Q: What is the best thing you’ve crossed off your bucket list?
A:  Swimming with sea turtles and traveling to Italy.

Q: Favorite artist to listen to when you’re designing?
A: Any type of house or techno music. I’m really into Avicii or Shabba.

Q: How do you stay caffeinated ?
A: I don’t really drink coffee… but scoops on scoops of C4.

Q: What is your favorite part about working at Sparq?
A: Honestly everyone who works here. The atmosphere makes you get up and want to come to work, and that is truly hard to find.

At Sparq Designs is an Online Marketing Company in Wexford. Our office is located just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh. Our team’s marketing expertise lies in branding, web development, search engine optimization, and social media management for businesses and clients of all sizes and throughout the world.

Learn more at www.sparqdesigns.com