Liz White

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COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN

Remember the typical ‘art kid,’ in your elementary school class, always eager to flex their skills and teach fellow students how to make their bubble letters 3D? That ‘art kid’ was Liz White, a designer and illustrator who, years later, never managed to shake the role as the creative in the room. And that’s for good reason. Now she is an interdisciplinary designer with skills in illustration, typography, photography, videography, animation, web design, and art direction. Liz has received multiple awards — including a National Student Addy Award — and hopes to land a position at an agency by the time she graduates with honors this May. Long-term, she plans on working as an art director, and eventually owning her own agency, where she can take on clients and projects for which she’s passionate.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Delaware OH

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Both, definitely, and a serial nap-taker to compensate

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Twitter

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
Ghost Adventures. Proud member of the Zak Bagans fan club.

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Scam Goddess or A Funny Feeling

FAVORITE BOOK?
Anything written by David Sedaris

FAVORITE MOVIE?
The Princess Bride, Office Space, The Empire Strikes Back

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Matisse

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Anti-human trafficking efforts

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Experimenting with avant-garde and editorial-style makeup

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
April Grieman

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
My long-term goal is to work as an Art Director.

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Work at NASA

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
I spent a year at a state school before CCAD, so I appreciate the wide spectrum of personalities, the small class sizes, and feeling like I’m an important part of the academic community.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Communication always comes first.

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