Students to Watch in 2011
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
Ashley Gaffney grew up in Aurora, Colorado, but was born in New Jersey. She is in her second year at SCAD, where she is a Student Ambassador, Vice President of “The Union,” a graphic design club, a member of AIGA SCAD, and holds a workstudy position at the library on campus.
What made you decide to go to design school?
I was serious about my passion for graphic design and further understanding the change it can create within a society. I wanted to be in an environment that cultivated my desire to understand the field, practice and principles of graphic design and I wanted to be somewhere where my teachers were teaching from experience and could offer that knowledge from the field to me as a student.
Has it been a positive experience?
Granted, I’m only 22, but coming to SCAD has been the best decision of my life! During my time here, I’ve been able to further expand on the knowledge acquired through class projects, as well as leadership and professionalism outside the class. The practice of process and conceptual thinking was directly applicable during my Summer internship at Qwest Communications where I developed iconography, redesigned an internal website and developed the creative collateral for a national campaign. What I’m learning from my teachers and peers is directly connected to the world in which I will enter, and I’m so excited!
Elaine Lustig Cohen
Display: Babenhausen, Text: Filosofia
Favorite TV Shows?
The Very Hungry Caterpillar, East of Eden
Sister Act I & II
Anything from classical to reggaton, with the exception of country
Favorite Fine Artist?
My 5-port USB rainbow caterpillar
thecoolhunter.co.uk, ted.com, smashingmagazine.com, bigthink.com, designarchives.aiga.org and of course, gdusa.com