What's Your Story, Marisa Rodrigues?


Marisa Rodrigues - Promotional Merchandise Consultant



When I was a kid I wanted to grow up to be: A famous actress + singer in Hollywood

I went to college at: The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, majoring in Merchandise Marketing and The University of Phoenix with a major in Business Management.

My Motto is: “Treat others how you would like to be treated”. It’s a very generic saying, but it should be the basis of which one lives by.

Westminster is great because: Everyone works together as a team, and works towards a common goal, which is making our clients happy.

I am successful in my career because: I care about what I do! I am genuinely happy and appreciative to be with such a great company like Westminster, and love what I do.

My best source of creative inspiration is: To be honest, I derive creative inspiration from almost anything around me; from friends, family, co-workers, strangers, Pinterest, Instagram, Google, television, magazines, places, nature… the list can go on and on.

The coolest new thing Westminster offers is: Our consulting services that we highly take pride in. We really take the time to listen to our customer’s wants and needs. We pride ourselves in finding solutions for them, while coming up with concepts and products that customers ultimately adore! Our personnel here at Westminster have years of experience in various fields of the industry, which makes for a very well-rounded and educated experience when choosing to work with us verses other companies. For instance, I have a strong background in apparel and the screen printing industry and can offer my knowledge, experience and tips to prospective clients.

On my days off, you will find me: Trying to sleep in, spending time with loved ones, doing freelance make up on the weekends for birthdays or weddings, taking fun little day trips to nearby places, or shopping (bargain shopping that is)!

The song that describes me best would be: Spice Up Your Life by the Spice Girls because it’s upbeat, fun and sends out a positive vibe. Not only that, but it was my anthem when growing up.

You might be surprised to know that: I used to paint almost every day for two years in high school, and had the opportunity to enter a fairly large painting competition in Portugal. I was featured as their special guest who came from North America to participate—it was a great experience.

My favorite websites are: LinkedIn, Google, Hawaiian Airlines, Fredflare, Looksy, Groupon, Living Social, Perfectly Posh, Etsy, Tumblr, Pinterest, Birchbox and Girlprops.

My favorite TV shows are: My favorite TV show of all time is Everybody Loves Raymond, and then King of Queens would come in as second. I also watch and enjoy a plethora of reality shows; Mob Wives, Cake Boss, Jerseylicious, Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, Biker Buid-off, American Pickers, Love and Hip Hop, Snooki & JWow, and Bridezillas.

Patti Lee-Hoffmann

"Prepared to be BLOWN AWAY with their creativity, enthusiasm, problem solving and delivery -- on the promise date! I received much, much more service than I expected and, in return, they earned my evangelical loyalty."