UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
While growing up, I always had a crayon in one hand and paper in the other. The sights, sounds, smells, and feelings associated with drawing always had a way of calming me. The drawing was my escape and where I felt the happiest, so it was where I directed my energy. From then, I knew I always wanted to pursue an art career. It was not until I started researching majors for college that I discovered design. As I complete my degree in communication design with a double minor in art history and metalsmithing, I know I made the right decision. I love to find new ways to communicate ideas using illustration and bold aesthetics. When I am not designing, I can be found at home drawing with a good show in the background and surrounded by lots of snacks.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I feel inspired when I am engrossed in the design community. Being able to brainstorm, critique and show work with others pushes me to keep designing.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I would love to specialize in package design and illustration. I love creating unique imagery that grabs people’s attention. The idea of my designs in someone’s home being used in their everyday life is exciting. WHAT IS ONE THING YOUR TIME IN DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DIDN’T EXPECT? I did not expect to learn about breaking down letter forms into simple shapes to help determine which shapes would suit a project better. Applying this technique to any project creates cohesiveness.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I have been listening to Six the Musical and the Hunchback of Notre Dame soundtrack all year. The power behind the vocals and the impeccable storytelling energizes me whenever I need an uplifting moment.