UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (USM)
I grew up in Northern Virginia, where I frequented many of the Smithsonian museums in Washington DC. My favorite museum was the National Gallery of Art because that was where I fell in love with art and its transposition across generations and cultures. I attended the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina for my first two years of college, there I was a BA graphic design major and played DII lacrosse. After transferring, I am now finishing up my last year of college at the University of Southern Mississippi where I will be receiving my BFA in graphic design. While in college I work as a parttime designer for Creative Distillery, a design agency in Jackson, Mississippi. I am also on the executive board as the Secretary for our student-led graphic design club Creative Collective.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
If there were no barriers and constraints, I would design a project for social good that focuses on destigmatizing mental illness and promoting a positive message about seeking a better personal and societal understanding of mental health.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Currently, I enjoy watching reality tv, specifically Keeping up with the Kardashians. I know it is a ridiculous show but who doesn’t love a guilty pleasure pop-culture tv show.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
Someone I look up to in my field would be Paula Scher. Her book Make it Bigger was the first graphic design book I had ever read, and I love how she is able to absorb and interpret her environment and apply these unique findings to her work.