Ethan Candelario is a senior at Virginia Tech’s School of Visual Arts, with a concentration in graphic design. During undergrad, he has worked on several large projects, including an interactive exhibit at the Utah Museum of Natural History, and a projection-mapped documentary to celebrate Virginia Tech’s sesquicentennial. He also manages the photography section at the student newspaper, the Collegiate Times. Past employers tend to describe Ethan as a generalist — but his true passion lies in After Effects. While working on the exhibit in Utah, Ethan saw firsthand how motion graphics have a unique ability to both educate and entertain, and Ethan hopes to one day have a career where he can blend technology and design to do just that. While not working, Ethan enjoys thrift shopping and photography.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
If I could work on any project right now, it would have to be another exhibit at a large museum like the Smithsonian.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Abstract: The Art of Design.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
Paula Scher and Saul Bass.