M.AD SCHOOL OF IDEAS/FURMAN UNIVERSITY
Abigail Jackson is a designer based in Atlanta, GA. From a young age Abigail always had an interest in everything creative and strived in art classes, but it wasn’t until her junior year in college that she took a design class and knew that was what she wanted to do in life. Abigail is constantly trying to better her design skills and is passionate about illustration, branding, and motion graphics. She uses her many experiences as inspiration for her work which is characterized by her empathy for others and her love of art. She received her BA in Communication Studies from Furman University in May 2021. Following graduation she went on to receive her Master of Arts in Strategic Design at M.AD School of Ideas and Furman University. Abigail could not be more excited about what is to come in her design career.
What makes you feel inspired?
I am most inspired by my peers. Getting to work with other designers and everyone being creative together is the best for me. It truly gets my creativity flowing!
What area or areas of design are you hoping to work in or specialize in?
Branding and packaging are what I am most passionate about when it comes to design. I would love to work in either of these areas!
What is one thing that design school has taught you that you did not expect?
Discipline. Design school is rigorous and with that you have to have a lot of discipline in life. It has taught me to really stay on top of things and be more disciplined in my work.
Who is someone you look up to in your field? Either today or historically?
Charles and Ray Eames. The timelessness of their designs is truly inspiring and I can only hope to be remembered like them one day!
What are you reading, listening to, watching?
I am currently listening to a podcast called “Smartless” with Jason Bateman, Will Arnett, and Sean Hayes, and also Harry Styles, watching
White Lotus, Emily in Paris, and Glass Onion, and reading all of Emily Henry’s books because I can’t get enough of her fiction novels.