Julia Royal

JULIA-ROYAL

FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY

Julia is “a Big Brother watching, tap dancing, wannabe pro wrestling, Tekken playing, guitar strumming, fashionista-foodie-on-a-budget techie working as a graphic designer at Creative Approach in Savannah GA, while working towards a MFA in Media Design.” Julia designs print and web materials for a treasure trove of different businesses with unique audiences, voices, and needs. She works with accelerated deadlines and thrives on challenging herself to further blur the line between graphic design and illustration; something I love doing with my personal, more whimsical, work. I also enjoy working with new technology and new workflows that make design more spontaneous and accessible. “When I’m not designing … I’m probably designing.”.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Conway SC and Savannah GA.

LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
More like Afternoon Alien

FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU’VE ALWAYS IDENTIFIED WITH?
Ariel from The Little Mermaid

ARE YOU MUSICAL AND/OR DO YOU PLAY AN INSTRUMENT?
Very! I sing and also play flute/piccolo, guitar, bass, a little trumpet/ baritone as well.

FAVORITE CHILDHOOD TV SHOW?
Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers!

LAST BOOK YOU READ?
Love is a Dog From Hell by Charles Bukowski

ANY PETS?
Scarlette is a piston (Boston terrier/pit mix), and Zora is a Chihuahua/fox terrier mix.

WHAT LANGUAGES ARE YOU FLUENT IN?
English, American Sign Language

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Queen of the Damned, Mean Girls

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Esao Andrews (love him!)

FAVORITE CHARITY?
They all get a thumbs up from me!

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
More design!

LAST COMPLIMENT YOU GOT?
“Your Christmas tree is beautiful!”

DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING?
I hoard all sorts of media and concert memorabilia.

COLOR USED MOST OFTEN IN YOUR DESIGN?
Blues

TYPEFACE USED MOST OFTEN?
Gotham

GREATEST STRENGTH/WEAKNESS AS A DESIGNER?
Strength is creative execution and critical thinking. Weakness is that I put a lot of pressure on myself.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
Professional wrestler, ballerina, forensic scientist, ice skater (#goals).

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Hard work will always pay off.

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