Introducing The Interns

Planet X is thrilled to announce Season One of The Interns, which will be premiering this summer. This season is anticipated to be full of hard work and friendship. We look forward to sharing our Launchpad journey with our viewers.

Tune in July 19th for more...

  Jessica Randall - Account Manager   Hi! My name is Jessica Randall and I am the account manager for Planet X.  I was born and raised in St. Louis, but I now go to Indiana University-Bloomington majoring in marketing.  My role here is to set the schedule for the group and makes sure our project has everything it needs before presenting it to the client.  In my free time I love shopping, binge watching Friends and New Girl, and traveling. My favorite place I’ve ever been to has been Iceland! I definitely recommend going.  I’m really excited to be learning a lot at HLK this summer!

Jessica Randall - Account Manager

Hi! My name is Jessica Randall and I am the account manager for Planet X.  I was born and raised in St. Louis, but I now go to Indiana University-Bloomington majoring in marketing.  My role here is to set the schedule for the group and makes sure our project has everything it needs before presenting it to the client.  In my free time I love shopping, binge watching Friends and New Girl, and traveling. My favorite place I’ve ever been to has been Iceland! I definitely recommend going.  I’m really excited to be learning a lot at HLK this summer!

  Wes Abeln - Account Strategist   Howdy team! My name is Wes Abeln and I am the strategist for Planet X. I hail from the great city of Saint Louis Missouri and will be a junior at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama this Fall. I am a double major in marketing and management with a concentration in professional sales. I am beyond stoked to be here at HLK and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and do work with some of the best in the industry!  This first week has been a whirlwind and I have learned so much. This place is different in all the best ways. For starters, dogs and coffee are in abundance here, but on a deeper level, everyone is united and humble to reach the end goal.  In my free time I enjoy running, mountain biking and journaling with a good cup of joe close by. I also love to travel.

Wes Abeln - Account Strategist

Howdy team! My name is Wes Abeln and I am the strategist for Planet X. I hail from the great city of Saint Louis Missouri and will be a junior at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama this Fall. I am a double major in marketing and management with a concentration in professional sales. I am beyond stoked to be here at HLK and I can’t wait to roll up my sleeves and do work with some of the best in the industry!

This first week has been a whirlwind and I have learned so much. This place is different in all the best ways. For starters, dogs and coffee are in abundance here, but on a deeper level, everyone is united and humble to reach the end goal.

In my free time I enjoy running, mountain biking and journaling with a good cup of joe close by. I also love to travel.

  Megan Estopare - Content Manager   Hi everyone! My name is Megan Estopare and I am the content manager for Planet X. This upcoming fall, I will be beginning my senior year at the University of Missouri, where I will graduate in Spring 2019. I've always loved traveling and trying new things (when I can afford it). I also enjoy participating in recreational sports with my friends. Over the summer, I like to attend baseball games and cheer for the Cardinals! This week I have enjoyed getting to know the other interns and their unique personalities. I can't wait to see how our diverse group will collaborate over the next few weeks to work on our upcoming tasks. I am looking forward to meeting more people and seeing all of the office dogs over the duration of my internship.

Megan Estopare - Content Manager

Hi everyone! My name is Megan Estopare and I am the content manager for Planet X. This upcoming fall, I will be beginning my senior year at the University of Missouri, where I will graduate in Spring 2019. I've always loved traveling and trying new things (when I can afford it). I also enjoy participating in recreational sports with my friends. Over the summer, I like to attend baseball games and cheer for the Cardinals! This week I have enjoyed getting to know the other interns and their unique personalities. I can't wait to see how our diverse group will collaborate over the next few weeks to work on our upcoming tasks. I am looking forward to meeting more people and seeing all of the office dogs over the duration of my internship.

  Tony Peck - Copywriter   Hello, my name is Tony Peck and I am the copywriter for Planet X. I grew up in Pleasant Hill, IL. and I am a rising senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I major in advertising and minor in history. As a copywriter, my role is to collaborate with the team on creative concepts and to write meaningful and effective communication that speaks to audiences across different platforms. I am grateful to be a part of the Launchpad internship program and excited to get to work on projects with my fellow interns while learning more about my role and the advertising industry. In my free time, I enjoy following St. Louis Cardinals baseball, playing video games, looking at dog-related internet memes, and binge-watching television shows. The positive energy and wonderful people here at HLK are so inspiring to be around, I am excited every day when I walk through the door.

Tony Peck - Copywriter

Hello, my name is Tony Peck and I am the copywriter for Planet X. I grew up in Pleasant Hill, IL. and I am a rising senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I major in advertising and minor in history. As a copywriter, my role is to collaborate with the team on creative concepts and to write meaningful and effective communication that speaks to audiences across different platforms. I am grateful to be a part of the Launchpad internship program and excited to get to work on projects with my fellow interns while learning more about my role and the advertising industry. In my free time, I enjoy following St. Louis Cardinals baseball, playing video games, looking at dog-related internet memes, and binge-watching television shows. The positive energy and wonderful people here at HLK are so inspiring to be around, I am excited every day when I walk through the door.

  Paige Shymanski - Art Director   Hi! My name is Paige Shymanski and I am the art director for Planet X. I was born and raised here in St. Louis and graduated from Maryville University this past May with a BFA in graphic design. As a newly graduate, I am ready to enter the working world and I fully believe this opportunity with HLK is the best way to jump start my career. I am excited to use my creative skills alongside my talented fellow interns and work in such an inspiring environment. Even outside of my work space, I enjoy being creative in anyway possible, be it drawing and sketching, designing, painting, or writing. If you don’t see me with a cup of coffee in my hand, feel free to bring me one because chances are I need it!

Paige Shymanski - Art Director

Hi! My name is Paige Shymanski and I am the art director for Planet X. I was born and raised here in St. Louis and graduated from Maryville University this past May with a BFA in graphic design. As a newly graduate, I am ready to enter the working world and I fully believe this opportunity with HLK is the best way to jump start my career. I am excited to use my creative skills alongside my talented fellow interns and work in such an inspiring environment. Even outside of my work space, I enjoy being creative in anyway possible, be it drawing and sketching, designing, painting, or writing. If you don’t see me with a cup of coffee in my hand, feel free to bring me one because chances are I need it!

  Caroline Lowery - Media Strategist   Hi my name is Caroline Lowery! I’m from Belleville, Illinois, and I am going to be a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I am studying Advertising and Communications. My role as the Media Strategist includes conducting research on different media platforms in order to develop a media strategy to most effectively reach target audiences and to optimize campaign results. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, and traveling. I am very excited to be interning at HLK this summer, and cannot wait to see what the summer has in store!

Caroline Lowery - Media Strategist

Hi my name is Caroline Lowery! I’m from Belleville, Illinois, and I am going to be a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where I am studying Advertising and Communications. My role as the Media Strategist includes conducting research on different media platforms in order to develop a media strategy to most effectively reach target audiences and to optimize campaign results. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to podcasts, and traveling. I am very excited to be interning at HLK this summer, and cannot wait to see what the summer has in store!