Connor Gravelle

STW21-CONNOR-GRAVELLE

HARTFORD ART SCHOOL,
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD

Connor Gravelle is a senior Visual Communications Design Major with a Marketing Minor. He is a Graphic Designer, with roots in acrylic painting, and experience with UI/UX design, motion graphics, and Brand Identity Design. Connor’s work ethic keeps him up late most nights designing, while his two cats, Morty and Daisy, keep him company while he works.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in Bridgeport Hospital and now live in Wethersfield CT near Hartford.

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

On campus before Thanksgiving break, hoping to be back there for my last semester.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Little bit of both, but mostly night owl

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Big fan of Pulp Fiction, but Goodfellas too

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

The Office

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram, but spending more time on Snapchat recently

FAVORITE PODCAST?

The Joe Rogan Experience

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Caravaggio

FAVORITE BOOK?

I don’t really have a favorite book, but I really enjoyed Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol

FAVORITE CHARITY OR CAUSE?

Susan G. Komen, nationally; Chrysalis Center in Hartford does great things for the community

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

I spent a lot of time in the kitchen over quarantine, perfecting my egg over easy.

HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNER?

Designers have an advantage with the shift into a more on-line based environment. On-line skills are now more important than ever, so greater attention is focused on our capabilities and role in everything from details like communicating over Zoom to large projects like brand identification and responses to the events of this year.

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