Hello! I’m Carolyn Izaguirre and I am currently a senior at Woodbury University in Burbank CA. Growing up, I was always interested in the arts. Design has always instinctively been a practice of mine even before I knew what graphic design really was. Throughout most of my childhood, I would cut out images from magazines and glue them into pages of composition books, and call them art. I started dancing and learning choreography at the age of 8 and taught myself how to draw. I never opened a single Adobe app before my freshman year of college began, but I have learned a lot in the past 3 years. I love typography, package design, branding, and information design the most. For fun, I like making posters of my favorite indie artists and playing Minecraft. I look forward to working in different design fields in order to expand my skill set and would like to travel internationally.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I’m currently listening to a true-crime podcast called My Favorite Murder. I am also doing a lot of personal writing as a way to self-reflect.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
Mike Perry is a designer who has done a variety of projects with the usage of a lot of vibrant colors and shapes. I love the way he approaches his work this way.
WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU’D GIVE TO SOMEONE STARTING DESIGN SCHOOL?
Design can give you opportunities you may have never been able to imagine, so take advantage of that and don’t be afraid to let all the creativity flow out of you. Observe, learn, unlearn, and create.