Graphic Designer Stephen Piela Joins BHW
Words by Sarah Frazier. Photo by Samantha Donnelly.
A new member to join our crew is Stephen Piela: "I go to Champlain College studying Graphic Design. I would just like to be creative with my degree, whether that be posters, advertisements, packaging or display pieces. I grew up in Saco, Maine and thoroughly miss the ocean, but I left to come here for college. I saw that there was an opening here in the graphic design department and I needed to fill my internship requirements. I thought that it would be a perfect fit seeing as how my favorite assignments have always been designing CD covers and posters. I like a really eclectic blend of music spanning pretty much every genre. My favorite is metal/hardcore. Bands like Hatebreed, Throwdown, Pantera and Deftones just to name a few, but I think my all time favorite band is Primus. I guess the weirdest fact about me is that when I was a year and a half old I sustained a serious brain injury and died twice. The prognosis wasn't good and the doctor told my mother that IF I lived I would be a vegetable. That being said I live for rugby. When the day finally comes that I can no longer play it, I will become a coach. Rugby will be a part of my life forever." Welcome to Big Heavy, Stephen!