COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES
Eric is keenly interested in multimedia, interdisciplinary, research-based design solutions — he believes understanding an audience and being empathetic to their needs is critical to contemporary design practice. He focuses on creating flexible identity systems, motion and interactive media, and of course, thoughtfully-designed publications and print collateral. When he graduates, he would love to work in the cultural or nonprofit sector to use his design skills for the common good and to connect with audiences on a community-based, personal level. Eric is a fan of literary fiction, poetry, visual culture studies and sociopolitical theory. (Intersectionality is key to better understanding.) He also rollerblades and is an avid kite enthusiast. He doesn’t believe in the oxford comma, plants flowers in the springtime and loves lists, em dashes, fluorescent spot colors, uncoated paper stocks, risography, serigraphy, soft touch UV coating and iridescent foil debossing.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
Born in Dearborn MI and currently reside in Detroit MI
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
I’m a southpaw through and through
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning – after 11 pm my work quality slides downhill
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
A combination of Sam Shakusky (Moonrise Kingdom), Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation), Abbi Abrams (Broad City), Andrew Glouberman (Big Mouth) and Lucille Bluth (Arrested Development)
The Royal Tenenbaums (for visual detail), Moonlight (for making me cry profusely), Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (for Michael Cera as a graphic novel hero), Get Out (for a satisfying, terrifying plot), The Witch (for pacing and mood) and Planet Earth I & II (the cinematography is amazing)
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
I love to visit museums of all kinds. Gardening and spending time in conservatories/gardens is a close second.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER…?
Botanist or florist
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Be kind to everyone, learn something new every day and eat a lot of donuts.