Students to Watch in 2012
FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
Chris Tripputi is pursuing an MFA in Media Design. Since the days of skinned knees and imaginary friends, Chris was fascinated by how the simple act of paint and brush meeting paper could bring whole worlds to life. The fruits of this fascination always found a place of pride on his parents’ refrigerator. Sports and friends were always welcome, but he felt the purest excitement when able to see his imagination come to life. Fast-forward 25 years and he continues to color, paint and draw. The only difference is that paint and brush have been replaced with MacBook and Photoshop. Getting paid for the privilege doesn’t hurt either. Recently, Chris made some major life changes. He married his best friend Nikki, move to Colorado from Texas, and welcomed a beautiful baby girl, Abigail. He currently takes courses at Full Sail University, works as a freelance graphic designer, and cares for Abigail. Chris is convinced that the best is yet to come.
What have you gained from attending design school?
Having experienced academic success at several different institutions, Full Sail has been the most crucial conduit to refine and nurture my creative passion. The professors are outstanding and help create a unique learning experience.
Favorite TV Shows?
Amazing Race, Survivor
Graphic Design: A User’s Manual,
Essentials of Visual Communication, Knowing God,
anything by C.S. Lewis
Favorite Fine Artist?
Have a hard time saying “no.”
New Year’s Resolution?
Finish my first Sprint Triathlon
Talent You Wish You Possessed?
Mantra or Saying You Live By?
“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Apple’s “Think Different” commercial