Staff members share insights into their personal and professional lives.
What is your area of creative focus?
My main creative focus is in voice work. I’ve done two separate radio shows on campus as well as co-host a podcast. I enjoy writing poetry in my free time, taking a lot of gothic inspiration from Poe, as well as writing opposite stories of happiness because too much gloom is a little too sad for my tastes.
What are your aesthetic inspirations?
I enjoy gothic themes as I’ve mentioned previously, as well as natural themes a lot in art and literature. Some of my favorite pieces that I’ve ever seen are either eerie or beautiful nature scenes. These are some of the best things I’ve ever read and have the same eeriness to them, or have a small amount of tragedy implemented in them because it reflects life.
What makes you smile?
My family and friends make me smile more than most other things. Movies make me pretty happy (and at some points kind of sad or angry) as well. I’m incredibly grateful for the support system that I’ve ended up gathering over the last few years. I couldn’t ask for more.
Ian Mello is a communications major entering his final semester at Bridgewater State University and is the program director at 91.5 WBIM-FM, as well as co-hosting his own show. In addition to doing a podcast and radio show, in his free time Ian enjoys to read and write poetry. He is a second year editor at The Bridge.