Carly Curran is an Atlanta-born designer receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University in Graphic Design. Art has always been an ever-evolving practice for her, as she continues to push the limits of multimedia design. The areas of study she excels in are digital illustration, photography, interactive design, and she also enjoys studio-based work including ceramics. She is particularly interested in finding ways to push the constraints of and combine areas of design. Carly’s professional experience in corporate graphic design and marketing, enabled her to create content libraries for numerous companies, and also produce branding materials and guidelines for companies. She is passionate about the work she produces down to the details. She has worked alongside fellow Mercer professors to become a published artist, producing illustrative material for an academic textbook. She has worked with Mercer’s Athletic Director creating foundation logos and awards for donors. Carly has been able to accomplish all of this, while also competing as a Division 1 athlete on the women’s lacrosse team at Mercer.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Producing work for others who can see and feel the passion and thought I put into my work, as well as the delicate work I produce only for myself.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
Premium packaging design and personal/company branding.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
When you find a distinct style within your work, people will start to notice, and they will want your work that you produce. Your work is essentially your identity.