UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
I’m a senior in the Graphic Design BFA program at Utah Valley University currently designing part-time while in school. I enjoy making and appreciating designs that do what they set out to, but I take a special interest in experimental approaches that use concept and form to disrupt the expected in unique ways. But there are also few things better than a workhorse font. I’m leaving my career path pretty open but would like to join an agency and art direct at some point. When not designing, you can find me reading, playing tennis, watching movies, writing, or dreaming about adopting a dog. Thanks for taking the time to read my profile!
IF THERE WERE NO BARRIERS AND CONSTRAINTS, WHAT PROJECT WOULD YOU WANT TO WORK ON?
I’d like to build a printing press, cast type, make ink and paper, etc. in order to print and bind my favorite books by hand. Or really any project that promotes reading, especially of lesser known or translated literature.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
Reading Mason & Dixon, watching What We Do in the Shadows, and relistening to The Teacher’s Lounge podcast.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
There are many, but to continue the theme of books, Barbara Dewilde’s book covers for Knopf in the 1990’s speak to me. Her sophisticated use of the weird or ugly in many more of her designs is inspiring. They were less immediately pleasing than book cover trends now (generally) dictate but more raw and personal for it.