UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
I recently received a BFA in Graphic Design and a minor in Art History from Utah Valley University. I am so thankful for my time at UVU. It really helped me cultivate my passion for all things art and design. I remember playing on Microsoft Paint as a kid and making posters for whatever my weekly obsession was. Strong visuals and careful type consideration, in my opinion, have enormous power to enact change, evoke emotion, or simply look pretty and make you feel good. It is so satisfying when a design system works — it feels like you’ve finally finished a puzzle. Design is an everchanging field, which means there are always new and exciting things to learn. It’s a creative field that allows you to express your ideas and communicate visually. A large portion of my work is focused on issues and topics concerning the female experience and youth culture in America. I am currently employed by Super Top Secret, a design firm located in downtown Salt Lake City. My passions include branding, creative and art direction, typography, editorial work, motion, apparel design, and user interface design, which I am fortunate to be able to pursue through my job.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
I get very inspired by everyday things. Signs, posters, desk carvings, stickers, and basically any piece of art or written word. Movies and music also play a big role in how I get inspired.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I don’t really know if I want to “specialize” in one specific area yet. I kind of like the idea of knowing a bit of everything, but then you run the risk of being a master of none. I would like to learn more about motion and UI design!