BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
Abigail White is a graphic designer and illustrator from San Antonio, Texas. She is currently completing her BFA in Graphic Design, where she has become especially interested in branding and packaging design. From a young age, Abigail spent many hours as a child drawing and dreaming of one day making beautiful things for a living. Once she got to college, studying graphic design felt like the perfect way to combine her interests in media, visual art, and creative problem-solving. She enjoys creating joyful, colorful designs and is always trying to find ways to incorporate illustration into her work. In 2022, Abigail interned with Authentic Brands Group. After college, she hopes to return to New York to pursue a career in design. You can usually find Abigail at the movies or browsing antique stores for new inspiration when she’s not designing.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Over the past few years, I’ve started collecting lots of vintage ephemera, and I love finding unique things on old postcards, prints, and magazines. I’m also constantly inspired by films, particularly ones with incredible design, like Emma (2020) or anything by Wes Anderson.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
My goal is to find a career in branding or packaging design after I graduate. I love the creative challenges that come with packaging design, and seeing all the pieces of a brand really come together feels so fulfilling.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
One thing I didn’t expect to gain from studying design was a sense that I belonged in the design field. Before getting accepted into the Graphic Design BFA, I felt so unsure of myself and my abilities, but the mentorship I’ve received from my professors and the friends I’ve made in my program has made me a more confident designer.