UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
I have always had an interest in the arts and creativity. I received an Associate Degree in photography from the University of Utah, where I took a digital media course and developed a deeper love for design. I am currently pursuing a BFA in graphic design and expect to graduate Fall 2022. My love of art and design comes from my love of people and connection. Being surrounded by those I love is when I feel most happy. I use graphic design as a way to express my thoughts and feelings, and hope to make an impact in the world through my work. My work often explores themes very personal to me, such as women’s issues and racial equality. I love graphic design because of the power it can have. The way it can be used as a tool for change, a bridge for connection, a way to communicate ideas or tell a story, is what makes it so important. I am so grateful to my amazing professors for teaching me there is much more to design than just making something look nice.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I would love to work on a project that involves all of my passions: photography, art, design, and fashion. A girl I know works as an art director and photographer for the creative studio, Object & Animal, and I would love to be a part of one of her projects.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I am very indoorsy so this question is my jam. I’m currently watching Insecure on HBO, one of my favorite shows. I am a huge podcast nerd. My favorites are: Armchair Expert with Dax Shephard, The Tim Ferriss Show and Sex with Emily. I am currently listening to Daring Greatly by Brené Brown and Recollections of my Nonexistence by Rebecca Solnit. Life-changing.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
I look up to my professor, Gareth Fry. He always has his students’ best interests in mind and goes above and beyond to help us succeed. He is a brilliant designer and professor, and I am truly grateful to learn from him. I would not be the designer I am today without him.