VIRGINIA TECH SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
Jimmy Singer is a senior at Virginia Tech completing his degree in Graphic Design. He has a strong desire to create and is most passionate about branding and systems design. Jimmy has been fortunate enough to explore a wide range of design areas through internships, involvement on campus, leadership roles in design-related programs, and study abroad. He currently works as a designer for Virginia Tech’s University Relations studio and for the school’s football program – go Hokies! Apart from design, Jimmy’s other passions in life include traveling, black coffee, and rooting for losing pro sports teams.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
From the suburbs of Philadelphia PA to Blacksburg VA
LEFTY OR RIGHTY?
Righty. Tried switch-hitting in baseball but it didn’t stick.
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
I guess those all-nighters in studio make me a night owl.
FICTIONAL OR HISTORICAL CHARACTER YOU IDENTIFY WITH?
Phil from Modern Family
White Christmas. My family watches it every year.
FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Office, but only the seasons with Michael.
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
ESPN’s 30 For 30
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Leonid Afremov for his technique and style.
LAST BOOK YOU READ?
“How To” by Michael Bierut, one of my favorite designers.
Make-A-Wish. Saw first-hand what an incredible organization it is when I interned for my local chapter a few summers ago.
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
I play a lot of sports, I’m an avid hiker, and I love to travel.
DO YOU PLAY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT?
No. My musical career peaked playing the recorder in the 4th grade.
IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU BE?
A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
“The golden rule: treat others as you’d like to be treated.”