Ellie J. Bradley is a designer studying at DePaul University. Her love for design started in her high school’s computer lab, where she began learning the principles of design and never looked back. Since then, she has learned so much through her education at DePaul, an internship, and freelancing when she can. She especially enjoys working with typography, visual identity, and packaging. She loves problem-solving in creative ways. The moment she gets an idea and can bring it into the world motivates her to keep working. She is a type nerd, minimalist and often has to push herself not to make everything black and white. She admires how much opportunity for good there is in the industry — there is never just one job to be done, and so many great causes need design to succeed. In her free time, she likes taking care of her plants and hanging out with her friends and family.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I think I would want to be an eternal student. I want to learn how to design typefaces. I want to improve my illustration. I want to try designing something unique like a pop-up shop or a museum exhibit. Maybe I could even learn how to build things, like industrial design. Oh, and I want to use a letterpress. So, if anyone has one lying around, please reach out.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I am watching The Queen’s Gambit again.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
My professors. They have been a source of motivation and support during my years at DePaul, and I will always look up to them.