Hello! My name is Julia, I’m a digitally-focused artist studying graphic design. While studying it here, I fell in love with design and hope to pursue a career in advertising and motion graphics. I began taking the idea of becoming a professional artist seriously when I started middle school, and I have been enrolled in art-centered electives since then. Creating is my passion and I put my all into every piece I produce! I get a lot of insight into my own practice when observing how my peers approach design problems. I think it’s super important to have a strong community of designers that build each other up. I can’t wait to explore career options that allow me to stretch my creative muscles as a part of a team!
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Definitely seeing other people’s work! Sometimes I’ll see an amazing work of art that fills me with the urge to create, it’s a great feeling. I usually save works that inspire me to a Pinterest board so I can go back to them later.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I would really love a career in advertising! I see work done by companies like Outright and The Martin’s Agency and think, “man I’d love to make stuff like that for a living.” There’s so much room for creativity, and it seems like such an open and friendly environment.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
It taught me the value of making numerous sketches before deciding on a final mark. When drawing I usually would only make one sketch and go from there, but since studying at VT I’ve seen how that practice could prevent me from making even better work. I now make a bunch of sketches before deciding on a direction!