I am a Computer Graphics and Interactive Media student at the University of Dubuque. I pursue the field of Graphic Design with an abnormal amount of passion. Although I am only 19, I plan to graduate a year early in 2015.
Ever since middle school I’ve been gifted at graphics. I used to doodle when I got bored, create artworks with Microsoft Paint, and even draw images pixel-by-pixel on my calculator during math class. First I discovered Flash, which peaked my interest in animation. Afterwards I discovered Photoshop and pursued photography for a short while. But it wasn’t until high school that I found graphic design.
I knew that I was a designer when, in a high school design class, I found that I could complete any assignment five times faster than anyone else and have it look five times better. After my discovery I dove into web design and played a leading role in maintaining the high school website. I pursued computer graphics heavily on my own, with Photoshop at my side, until I found the Computer Graphics program at the University of Dubuque.
Design is now literally ingrained into my mind. It’s who I am, and I can’t help but think about it all the time. I notice it in everything from the menus of restaurants to the patterns on my cereal box.