UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
Growing up Sid Henkel was encouraged to create and design. In high school, he became interested in fine art and began painting. He entered art shows and completed a handful of personal commissions in a variety of media which broadened his portfolio. In college, Sid began taking more design classes. He is intrigued by the breadth of the field — video, photography, illustration, web design, print, etc. As an artist who enjoys working in different media, the opportunity to create in different ways appeals to him. This past year, he and a friend founded Helping Hydros, a charitable organization that uses hand-drawn water bottle designs to represent different causes and non-profits. While Sid has always enjoyed using art as a way to express himself, he’s discovered how meaningful it is to use his skills to help others and make a difference in the world.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
STUDYING ON-CAMPUS OR ONLINE?
Online now, but I was previously studying on campus.
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Definitely a night owl.
Phantom of the Opera
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
Alone — It’s a survival series I can’t stop watching.
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
It’s hard to choose one but I tend to recommend Revisionist History, Heavy Weight, and Lore.
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
I’m drawn to Renaissance art. If I had to pick a favorite, I’d say Michelangelo.
The National Parks Foundation
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Backpacking in Southern Utah
HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE ROLE OF GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?
Yes, in more than a few ways. The role of designers has become increasingly important in building a space for this more digitally dependent world. As we’re working and learning online more, we’re also spending more time online as a distraction from political updates and pandemic news.
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