Erin Mawhorter

STW21-ERIN-MAWHORTER

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Erin Mawhorter, a senior in the Visual Communications program, realized in high school that she wanted to spend the rest of her life making art. She is a member of the Student Advisory Board to the Dean of the College of Fine Arts, a team lead in Studio 165+, the recipient of the 2020 Tri Kappa Fine Arts Scholarship, and has won two GDUSA American Graphic Design Awards. Studio 165+ has been a favorite activity because it allows her to use design to create a positive impact in the Muncie IN community. She is interested in packaging and identity design, where she strives to base each of her designs around concept and meaning. When Erin is not designing, she enjoys weightlifting, caring for her plants and exploring Muncie.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?

I was born in Fort Wayne IN and am currently living in Ligonier IN

STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?

On Campus!

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?

Morning person

FAVORITE MOVIE?

Tangled

FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?

The Office

FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?

Instagram or Tiktok

FAVORITE PODCAST?

I haven’t found one yet, but I’m still looking!

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?

Claude Monet

FAVORITE BOOK?

The Seven Realms series

FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE?

Smile Train

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Walking in the woods with my dog.

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

I have been impressed by the design community’s efforts to speak out against injustice in 2020. The use of digital media this year is at an all-time high. Throughout the pandemic, politics, and protests, I have witnessed designers taking action and have been honored to work alongside them. People are listening, and we have a responsibility to contribute to the conversation.

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