Mood boards cover Stephanie Janke’s desk and magazine spreads fill her wall. As the senior design manager at Weddingstar Inc., she brings together the latest trends to inspire brides around the world.
The graduate of MHC’s visual communications program started with the Medicine Hat-based company 12 years ago as one of two people in web development, but has since grown the design department and now oversees a team of 14.
Her labour of love, weddingstar magazine, highlights the company’s products, industry trends, and DYI style ideas from their global ambassadors. Flipping through the glossy pages of the latest issue, Janke talks with enthusiasm about her team’s recent accomplishments but is already thinking ahead to the colours, typography, and patterns that will influence their work in the coming year.
Shianna Wedrick, a student in Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physical Therapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) program at Medicine Hat College, was in lab when she received a call that would change the trajectory of her, and her family’s, life.
Travis Pautler appreciates the quiet days at work.
As a corrections officer and emergency response team lead at the Drumheller Institution, the graduate of Medicine Hat College’s police and security program loves the spontaneous nature of his work but notes it is not without challenges.
Kennedy Werre still remembers the first time she stepped onto the basketball court as a Medicine Hat College Rattler.
“I was going in for a sub and I was so scared. I had no idea what to expect. I think I messed up, honestly, probably turned the ball over,” admits Werre. “But once that first shift was done, everything was fine.”
Now, everything is more than fine.
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