UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
Carly is currently a junior completing her BFA in Visual Communication Design at the University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School. She has many artistic hobbies and passions, from commissioned pet portraits to cake decorating, and has always dreamt of a career where she could put her creativity to good use. While attending Henry Abbott Technical High School, she discovered a love for visual art and communication through her focus in the Graphic Design program. Since then, design has become an outlet for her creativity and love for putting beauty into the world. She looks forward to earning her degree and continuing to grow and learn through her work.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I feel most inspired when collaborating and sharing ideas with my peers and other creatives.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
Although there are many areas of design I feel drawn to, I enjoy myself the most when building brand identity. I am interested in doing so through package design or advertising and marketing design.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
Through design school, I have learned the importance of calculated risks. Maintaining the careful eye of a designer while generating a creative and inventive design was an unexpected challenge but has been a great learning experience for me.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD? EITHER TODAY OR HISTORICALLY?
A designer I look up to is Louise Fili. I love her elegant, distinctive approach to branding and package design.