UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Carlin Beal is a senior graduating in Spring 2023 with a BFA in graphic design and a minor in sociology. Growing up outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, she was surrounded by loud music, bold art, and unique culture. This influence stirred a passion for creativity from a young age. As a kid, she did every creative hobby you can think of, from doodling dress designs, to being in the theater program at school. When choosing a career path, she wanted to pick something that allowed her imagination to run but also had structure. She has a passion for learning and tries to do something new with every design. More specifically, she enjoys publication design and using alternative methods. Currently, Carlin is the president of USM’s student-led graphic design organization, Creative Collective. She works on the Design and Marketing Team for the School of Performing and Visual Arts. When not on her computer, Carlin is probably running because she is on the Cross Country and Track team at USM.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Music inspires me the most. Also, my friends and their passions inspire me.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I hope to work in advertising and marketing design.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
I did not expect school to teach me how to be inspired. I thought that was something a person stumbles upon, but now I know how to actively search for inspiration and look at everything through the lens of design.