BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
Eddie Santiago Vazquez is a graphic design student set to graduate in the spring of 2023. A native of Puerto Rico who now resides in Lorain, Ohio. Eddie has always been surrounded by creativity, with a father who was a woodworker and a mother who enjoyed making jewelry as a hobby. Throughout his studies, Eddie has honed his design skills in a variety of areas, including UI/UX design, design for social impact, art and design history, metalworking, and printmaking. This diverse skill set has helped him become a well-rounded designer, ready to take on the professional world. Eddie has received numerous talent awards and was a first-place winner of the 70th undergraduate student art show. He recently completed an art director internship at Harrison and Star, where he worked on high-profile projects. Including a breast cancer social media campaign and a project on Black chronic heart failure patients and the impact of social determinants of health on their burden. As he prepares to enter the workforce, Eddie is excited to bring his skills and passion to new challenges and opportunities.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Knowing that my work will help others and make a difference inspires me to create.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I’m not too picky, but I would love to design for the healthcare industry.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
Learning ethical design and being aware that what you create affects real people.