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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Nikki DeSautelle

September 17, 2015

Nikki Desautelle
Nikki DeSautelle, UncommonGoods Graphic Designer, Creative

My hometown…
Rochester Hills, Michigan. Suburban sprawl, with lots of trees.

I’m inspired by…
Every dog I’ve ever petted.

When I was a kid my favorite television program was…
Mr. Dress Up, the craftier Canadian version of Mr. Rogers (actually Mr. Rogers was the U.S. Mr. Dress Up, if we’re talking who came first) that we picked up from grainy CBC reception. Most of my favorite shows were on that channel; the children of the north enjoyed some A+ Canadian programming.

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Book a one way ticket to Italy and wing it.

In my next life, I want to come back as…
A pink pigeon.

The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen is…
The Grand Canyon. Me and my brother visited on a road trip in 2011. It gave me chills and I couldn’t stop saying “Wow!” the whole time we were hiking around.

If I could meet anyone, living or not, I would choose….
Whoever built the pyramids (aliens?)

An uncommon fact about me…
I perform on an improv team called 2Chinz.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Emily Reside

September 11, 2015

EmilyReside

Emily Reside, UncommonGoods Product Development Associate and Graphic Designer

My hometown…
Springfield, Illinois.

I’m inspired by…
Changes in scenery, fall weather, and I’m extra inspired after a good workout.

The word or phrase that best describes me…
Concerned.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Trying to get my dog, Moose, to hang out with me. I can be very needy.

When I was little, I dreamed of…
Marrying Phil Collins. Even as a four year old I understood what’s good.

My guilty pleasure is…
Reading the comments on web articles more thoroughly than the actual article.

If I could throw the perfect party…
Not entirely sure but it would involve cheese. All of the cheeses.

An uncommon fact about me…
I absolutely refuse to eat any blue foods other than blueberries.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Rachel Orlow

September 1, 2015

RachelOrlow

Rachel Orlow – UncommonGoods Photographer, Creative

My hometown is…
Malvern, PA.

I’m inspired by…
Trying to see the world in a way different from others.

An uncommon fact about me is…
I was a state level field hockey player in high school.

The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen is…
The Duomo in Florence, Italy.

If I could travel back in time, I’d…
Study with the Impressionist painters.

My guilty pleasure is…
Salted caramel anything.

The best luck I’ve had in my life so far was…
Landing my first job in NYC.

A tune I love so much that I played it until I was sick of it…
Skinny Love by Bon Iver.

If I could learn anything, it would be…
To go to culinary school.

What I love about working in Creative is…
Every day is different from the last.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Moises Rios

August 25, 2015

MoisesRios

Moises Rios – UncommonGoods Operations Associate

My hometown is…
The Boogie Down Bronx.

I’m inspired by…
When I make my own music.

When I’m not working, I’m probably…
Producing music and spending time with my girlfriend.

My relationship with Mother Nature is…
She takes good care of me. She gives me energy when I need it, but I won’t ever take too much energy from her.

In my next life, I want to come back as…
A smarter human being. I’d like to speak all languages and also communicate with telepathy.

If I could travel back in time…
I would want to see my mother one last time.

The most amazing thing I’ve ever seen is…
When I’m at a concert and everyone is happy and enjoying themselves, being together as one, and you’re not feeling separate — you feel unified.

An uncommon fact about me…
I’ve traveled the world as a DJ. Japan was my favorite country because electronic music is very respected there.

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Uncommon Personalities: Meet Julie Weeber

August 22, 2015

JulieWeeber

Julie Weeber – UncommonGoods Human Resources Generalist

My hometown…
Pittsburgh, PA. (Yoi!)

I’m inspired by…
Ballet.

My style is…
Dollhouse punk rock?

If I won the lottery, I’d…
Be happy.

My guilty pleasure is…
Slurpees.

The best gift I’ve ever given is…
Four Elwood the Unicorn mugs. FOUR.

In high school, I was a (nerd, geek, jock, stoner, popular kid, prodigy, academic achiever, drama kid, arty kid, juvenile delinquent, mean girl/guy, goth, student body president, name your type)…
Straight edge vegan punk kid.

If I could travel back in time, I’d…
High five Nikola Tesla. Alternating current; very cool, much appreciated.

An uncommon fact about me…
My superpower is visually identifying whether or not ketchup is produced by Heinz.