UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
I am a senior pursuing a BFA in Graphic Design with a minor in Art History. Some of my projects outside of school are working as an art director on a Valentine’s pop-up museum, organizing a local zine exchange, and collaborating with a team of kick-ass women led by artist Caitlin Connolly. I am a serial hobbyist and love to play with new materials. Last year I went full grandma mode and experimented with knitting, cake decorating, candle dipping, and sewing. Next on my list of stuff to try is printmaking and book-binding.
WHAT MAKES YOU FEEL INSPIRED?
Art history classes. Museums. NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Talking to my sister. And surprisingly (or maybe not?), going to school.
WHAT AREA OR AREAS OF DESIGN ARE YOU HOPING TO WORK IN OR SPECIALIZE IN?
I am interested in art direction and branding, but I am keeping an open mind when it comes to my career. I have learned that the creative world is full of variety and I am open to exploring where opportunities take me.
WHAT IS ONE THING THAT DESIGN SCHOOL HAS TAUGHT YOU THAT YOU DID NOT EXPECT?
I have been surprised by how much I enjoy learning about art history and the ways in which it has changed my design thinking. Understanding the history of my craft has given me the power to design with intention and makes for more informed work.
WHO IS SOMEONE YOU LOOK UP TO IN YOUR FIELD? EITHER TODAY OR HISTORICALLY?
I admire both Paul Rand (specifically his book covers) and Saul Bass (for his title sequences, of course.) They both have a way of capturing sophistication and playfulness at the same time.