Ellie Poulin, a fourth-year graphic design major, was born and raised in Portland OR and has found her new home in Burbank CA. She has discovered a love for several design applications, especially package, web, print, and motion design. Two years ago, she started caring for the campus community garden and found a passion for gardening and environmental sustainability — which she hopes to infuse into all future projects. Ellie loves working with her hands, and relishes any chance to build a physical project or add a handmade touch to a digital one. She also loves to read and write, and in her free time you can find her painting with watercolors, writing letters, or reading about the history of the sword. All with a good cup of tea in hand.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DO YOU LIVE NOW?
I was born in Portland OR and living full-time in Burbank CA
STUDYING ON CAMPUS OR ONLINE?
Studying online this semester, and dearly miss being on campus!
MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
100% night owl. I love being up in the morning, but actually getting up to see the sun is another story.
The Lord of the Rings trilogy
FAVORITE BINGE WATCH?
I love historical dramas and action/adventure shows. The Witcher and The Last Kingdom are a couple of my favorites, and the campiness of Galavant is delightful. Poldark is another favorite.
FAVORITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM?
Instagram, without hesitation.
Dear Hank & John, a comedy/advice podcast
FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Circe by Madeline Miller
Anything to do with environmental sustainability. I’m especially passionate about plastic pollution and community gardens!
FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY DURING THE PANDEMIC?
Honestly, napping. Extra sleep is such a luxury. I’m also into interior decorating, so I’ve been doing DIY projects in my apartment
HAVE THE CHALLENGES OF 2020 CHANGED HOW YOU THINK ABOUT GRAPHIC DESIGN AND DESIGNERS?
It’s shown me how necessary we are. Almost overnight, signage cropped up in stores, directing us where to stand, to wear a mask, to limit the amount of toilet paper you buy. I appreciate the ones that show extra life and humor — they remind me that there are people on the other end who want the best for us.
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