DRS and Associates is made up of a wonderful team of creative and hardworking professionals, and now you can get to know them a little better. Here’s a look at our very own Ginger!

Ginger Guin, Content Writer and Designer

Ginger has been with DRS and Associates for a little over a year and loves the collaborative environment she’s found here.

“Everything we create goes through stages of cooperative brainstorming, working, reworking and perfecting, as we rely on the collective effort of our team to produce worthwhile content,” Ginger says. “Being part of a team of people working so closely together makes the work purposeful.”

Ginger was born in Montana, spent her childhood in Idaho and finished high school and her undergraduate degrees in Memphis, Tennessee. She holds B.A.s in English and Philosophy and an M.A. in English from the University of Memphis. Before joining DRS in 2016, she worked in various positions in writing, editing and designing. She’s worked as an editor for two Memphis publishing firms, as a graphic designer for a chain of tennis stores, as a freelance editor and graphic designer for various publishing companies and educational institutions and as a writing consultant/instructor at the University of Memphis.

We sat down with Ginger, and asked her, “what’s your DRS?”

Destination: What’s your favorite trip you’ve taken or place you’ve visited?

“I’ve always enjoyed travel, and I have been fortunate to have visited most of the United States as well as various European countries. As far as the US goes, I have a genuine fondness for Omaha, Nebraska — an underrated, artsy gem of the American Midwest and birthplace of my all-time favorite record label, Saddle Creek. In direct opposition to the slow-moving city of Omaha is my love for the artistically explosive, rapidly paced and densely cultured German capital city, Berlin.”

Renovation: What would you update, remodel or change in your home?

“If I had the option to renovate my home, I’d shoot for eclectic-Bauhaus-design-meets-the-Czech-Klementinum-library. I’d opt for artwork by Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky, furniture by Marcel Breuer and floor-to-ceiling bookcases. Think the library from Beauty and the Beast, except with 1920s/1930s German design.”

Significance: What has great meaning to you? Perhaps a cherished item, event or realization?

“The most meaningful realizations I have had have come from my studies in continental philosophy. More than any material object or event, my mode of thought has been substantially affected by Arendt, Heidegger, Beauvoir and Foucault’s concepts of narration, metaphysics, feminism and history.”

Ginger's initial experience of the Grand Canyon

Ginger’s initial experience of the Grand Canyon

Street art spotted on an “alternative” walking tour of Berlin

Street art spotted on an “alternative” walking tour of Berlin

A central fountain in a busy Berlin intersection

A central fountain in a busy Berlin intersection

Ginger's visit to Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain upon moving to Southern California

Ginger’s visit to Leonard Knight’s Salvation Mountain upon moving to Southern California