Steve Verseckes is our newest design intern at the Granada Theater, and man are we happy to have him. He’s been hard a work making some fantastic “Support Local Music” posters (gallery below), and we’re so happy with him that we felt you two should meet. He’s a real catch. We think you’ll really hit it off, we’ve got a feeling about these kinds of things. Well, hey, he tells it better:
“Howdy. I am Steve Verseckes, a new design intern here at Granada. Sometimes life presents you with an awesome opportunity and dares you to take hold of it. Seeing a Granada ad seeking interns pop up on my Facebook stream was one of those moments for me. An opportunity to combine art and music, two of my lifelong passions, was too good to pass up.
At 37 I am a little older than the average intern — who am I kidding, I am actually the oldest student in the design program at UTA — and have been going to local shows since the late 80s. The scene in Dallas was kicking pretty good back then, with Deep Ellum so packed traffic was slowed to a crawl both on the sidewalk and the street . The revival of classic venues, starting with the Granada in the early 2000s, has started to breath a new life into the Dallas scene. I am very proud to be doing work for the venue, and glad to be involved with music again in some capacity after being buried in art studio classes and a full time bartending job for the last 4 years.
So far I have had the opportunity to work on several cool projects such as promotions for G love and Special Sauce and Somebody’s Darling, and am currently working on some Support Local Music promotions. Gavin gives me a great deal of creative freedom, and I enjoy being able to employ hand drawn type and illustrations to my assignments. If you would like to check out some of my work, I have a lot of illustrations at steveverseckes.wordpress.com, and my email is email@example.com if you would like to contact me.”