Anna Bleker

I'm Anna Bleker, the multimedia intern at I help create illustrations and interactive features to accompany editorial stories. I also hog all of the Monster energy drinks in the break room. I'm physically dependent.

As a rhetoric major at the University of Texas at Austin, I've interned at a lifestyle magazine and small marketing company and freelanced countless design gigs over weak coffee and Ruffles. I'm also an avid painter: I show my work at a couple of Austin galleries and paint commissions for extra cash (mostly, to buy textbooks-well, hair dye, keyboarding equipment and cheesesteaks).

I plan to get sunburned purple at the Austin City Limits festival.

In my wallet there are a couple student IDs, about 40 business cards and the creepy Hawaii State Quarter, but no credit card: I just use debit for now. In a few months I'll get a credit card, once I'm sure I won't forfeit my credit score for chai lattes and puggle calendars.

Anna Bleker was an intern and multimedia assistant for from 2009-2011.

Posts by Anna Bleker

Living with credit, New products

Huge rainbow made of credit cards

A Dutch museum unveiled a wall-sized credit card rainbow. What does it mean?
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Fine print, Living with credit, New products, Protecting yourself

Embossed credit cards, we raised you right, but maybe it’s time to move on

With all of the sweeping changes surrounding the new credit card reform act, there’s talk about changing the look and feel of conventional credit cards as well.
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Fine print, Living with credit, New products

Plastic to Picasso: Painting with a credit card is new artistic trend

I tried painting with a credit card instead of a paint brush. And took lots of pictures.
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Living with credit

I’m scared of credit cards

My not-so-irrational fear of spiraling into eternal debt and high-APR inferno keeps me, at 21, from getting a credit card.
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