Member Spotlight: Magdalyn Duffie

July 15, 2015 7:10 AM

Magdalyn Duffie is an is an award-winning graphic designer and marketing professional. She has clients all over the southeast, tackling projects like new company branding, chalk art installations, unconventional marketing campaigns, and coding outreach programs. She along with a few members of WedPics won BattleHacks Raleigh 2015, and she is also launching a STEAM camp for kids in Raleigh and Charleston, SC. After her first year here, she has had a great time and really found a home at HQ Raleigh. Learn more and check out her work at !

What are the top three items on your bucket list?

- Get invited to a dinner at the Barefoot Contessa’s house and get drunk off rosé with Ina and Jeffrey in her garden.
- Hug a koala.
- Live a long and super happy life surrounded by friends and family.

2) In what event would you win an Olympic Gold medal?

  - Napping when I shouldn’t be napping.

3) What is one thing you couldn't live without?

- My iPhone. Hands down. I sometimes get nervous that I can’t find it, and then I realize I’m actually on it.

4) What is your weirdest or most unique talent?

- Being able to take random, seemly unrelated ingredients and craft the most delicious sandwich ever. Having three brothers will turn one into a sandwich making machine.

5) Favorite movie quote?

- “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” - The Princess Bride

6) Here at HQ, one of our core values is "Drive Forward with Purpose." What do you do on a day-to-day basis to live out that value?

- I get out of bed and put my bra on one boob at a time like everyone one else. I’m no hero, but what I do try to do is be positive. It makes a world of difference being around positive vibes versus negative vibes that just suck your will to thrive. Regardless of your struggles and failures, get out of bed, be positive, and keep moving forward
6) What is the strangest or funniest thing you've encountered since starting your business?- For the first couple years working for myself, it was becoming comfortable with the fact that some days you are super broke and some days you are almost not broke, but knowing if you work hard somehow everything works out. It’s strange yet comforting.7) What would constitute a perfect day for you?

- Something involving a beach and/or boat, endless margaritas, and a hot European soccer player.

8) Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?

- I’m thinking around at the age of 106 involving some kind of dessert item and a hot European soccer player.

9) Would you like to be famous? For what?

- Duh and for dying awesomely in some scandalous way with a hot European soccer player.

10) If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability what would it be?

- The ability to make pizza appear with my mind.


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