FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY
Jamie Watson is a motion and print graphic designer from Atlanta, Georgia. She just completed her B.S. in Digital Arts and Design. Throughout her almost 10 years designing, she has grown incredibly fond of branding, typography, photography, logo and packaging design. With the direction of the industry headed into the motion world, she decided to take a crack at motion graphics where she learned all the 2 and 3-D animation principles in After Effects and Cinema 4-D. Logo reveal, explainer video, and lyric/word forward animations are her favorite type of motion graphics to create. Before attending Full Sail University, she founded, created, and led her school’s first ever art magazine, built and shot multiple yearbooks, worked as part of student council executive board and won various traditional art contests outside of school, all of which led her to pursue her career in graphic design. When she isn’t working, she spends the rest of her time crafting, exploring and adventuring, or training with her dog, Luna.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
The hardest part of designing is wanting to do everything. Regarding motion graphics, I adore the 2-D style explainer videos. I also would love to design posters and/or album covers for artists and venues.
WHAT ARE YOU READING/LISTENING TO/WATCHING?
I just started reading Don’t F*cking Panic by Kelsey Darragh. The Perfect Person and This Changes Everything podcasts are some of my favorites when I’m not listening to my everyday pop punk playlists. My partner and I just finished watching Breaking Bad and I’m currently in the middle of Brooklyn 99.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD?
Aside from all my incredible instructors, famous painters, and designers, some others I look up to are the incredible ladies behind “The Brief Collective,” and the Boring Friends design and apparel Instagram pages.