In addition to Rare Bird celebrating its seventh anniversary this month, Ashley Sutton, who joined Rare Bird as in intern in the spring of 2004, has recently celebrated her one-year anniversary as a full-time graphic designer. Sutton, who graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with an art degree, has found her focus on electronic communications challenging and rewarding.

“I didn’t have any classes or experience with Flash or HTML, so most of the techniques have been new,” Sutton says. “But the rules of good design still apply, so the transition has mainly been with the tools I’m using.”

It doesn’t hurt that she’s a quick study.

Sutton has worked on projects for Duke Realty, Boatman Geller, Artistic Spirit, Techlite Corp., and others.