PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN
Paige Alana Bowermaster is a Graphic Design senior at PCA&D in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Paige grew up creating artwork, becoming serious about it when she was 10 years old. During her foundation year of college, she attended a graphic design department meeting and was instantly hooked. She was a founding member of The Agency, the College’s in-house branding and marketing program, where she took on several leadership roles. Her most recent accomplishments include creating and designing the America250PA coloring book, which was distributed to the state’s schoolchildren. She also won the 2023 PCA&D Senior Show & Celebration Branding Competition, designing the signature branding for the annual thesis show. Paige is a passionate designer and constantly pushes herself to see what she can design next to surpass her previous work. When Paige isn’t creating you can find her riding her horse, Jessie, hanging out with her cat, Molly, or driving around town with her friends.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Inspiration comes from many things. Mine, I would say, comes from music, artists of the past, the human mind, and the simplicity of just creating and doing what I love.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I am hoping to work in design jobs that allow me to create with a purpose. I am passionate about brand design, publication design, advertising, and packaging. At the end of the day designing in any sense is rewarding in itself.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
Design school has taught me how to succeed with grace, and that where you come from, or your past design experience, is not a detriment to the capabilities you possess if you’re willing to work harder than everyone else in the room.