Caroline Skarupa

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PORTFOLIO CENTER

Caroline Skarupa is a design student at Portfolio Center with a mission to pursue her love of design and successfully inspire and motivate others through her work. Before finding her way to PC, she received her BA in Advertising from the University of South Carolina. Her passion for knowledge translates into her design process, as Caroline is constantly researching to come up with fresh ways to solve design problems. Her work is characterized by thoughtful use of typography, strong conceptual thinking, and innovative packaging design.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born & raised in Florence SC and currently living in Atlanta.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night Owl

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Barb from Stranger Things

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
No

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Rugrats, Disney

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

ANY PETS?
No

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Forest Gump

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Henri Matisse

FAVORITE CHARITY?
Prevent Child Abuse America

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Spending time with family and friends

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
Being selected for this!

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
Well-designed packaging

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Blue, particularly Cerulean

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
FF DIN or Gotham

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Empathy is a great strengths because it allows me to gain a deep understanding of the problem being solved and who it is being designed for. Empathy is also a great weakness because it sometimes causes me to put others needs ahead of my own, causing my work to suffer.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Psychologist

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Work hard, stay humble

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