Eli: Public Relations/Marketing Intern

 Eli Petrov: Public Relations/Marketing Intern



What do you do at Design-Engine?

My title is Marketing/PR Intern, however, I often do things beyond that scope and am involved with other functions as well. I love that I get the opportunity to do a diverse array of things for the business.

What is your educational background?

My education background is in business. I graduated from UIC, and majored in marketing.

What are your work experiences?

I have had numerous jobs throughout the years ranging from skateboarding instructor (which I still do), to outdoor house painter, and landscaper. Whether you want to learn how to do an ollie, or are making and installing a wooden fence in your yard, I can help.


What is your favorite quote?

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

~Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967

What is your favorite Chicago spot / event / thing to do?

My favorite thing to do is just go wander the city, usually by foot or bike, and explore different neighborhoods, or parks. I love going by the lake, and seeing the quick contrast you experience between the urban environment and nature.

Favorite industry resources?

Articles on the internet, industry events, and various meetup groups.

Favorite internet meme?

Was between Harambe memes, and bad the luck Brian series of memes that came to fame years ago. Bad Luck brian is an OG meme and the Harambe situation still makes me sad, so Bad Luck Brian is my favorite.


Favorite project that you worked on?

All of ’em

How would you explain Marketing in three sentences or less to an 8-year old?

You do research, figure out who to talk to, try to get their attention, find out what they want, give it to them and become lifelong friends.

This simple explanation might not work for an 8 year old, I don’t even know if I can accurately explain marketing to my mother, but I’ll try with that.

If someone wrote a biography about you, what will the title of the book be?

“Just wanna have fun and eat pizza.”

Other Interests

      • Skateboarding, Motorcycles, Bicycles, Guitar


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