UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD (UHART)
Hey there! I’m Soledad Alonso, an undergraduate Visual Communication Design major graduating May of 2023. Currently, I am interning in the Office of Marketing and Communication in Hartford as a Digital Design Specialist. I have always known I’d be set on a creative path since I was four years old, and my dedication to my career still stays as strong as it did then. While I am studying at UHart because of my art merit scholarship, I also have an immense dedication to illustration and bringing all sorts of influences from fiction or the real world into my work. I aspire to experiment every time I create something new, crediting love to my family who has always supported my discoveries.
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I have always loved working in the genre of fantasy, and that can expand to a lot of things! But for me, I’ve always wanted to be a part of a project that focuses on vibrancy and expression. Recently I’ve been experimenting a lot with special effects in digital design. Ultimately, I would love to work with a brand that could have fluid, abstract mixed media in their packaging.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
My friends and I recently have been loving Lost In Space, a sci-fi drama. The fast-paced action and cinematography are absolutely amazing, I would recommend it for sure!
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
Maggie West, a Los Angeles based artist who dives into the medium of colorful photography, has just become a huge inspiration for me. I admire their work because of not only their non-profit installations that are interactive and wonderfully detailed, but also aesthetically. It is so easy to appreciate their use of color theory and composition once you check them out, I definitely encourage you to take a look!