POE: Technology and Design
I chose to come to Juniata so I could create my own path. The previous college I attended had a limited perspective, and I knew that my educational goals would not have been met with that curriculum. That was when I transferred to Juniata, and fell in love with the Integrated Media Arts program and the freedom of being able to create my own POE based on my interests.
Were you individualized or did you choose a designated path?
Individualized titled Technology and Design.
What drew you to choosing your creative path?
During college, I wanted to graduate and become a visual development illustrator, so being able to focus not only on art and design but also parts of computer science seemed to match my ideal career.
Why did you choose Juniata College?
I transferred sophomore year from Massachusetts College of Art and Design to Juniata College specifically so I could build my own creative path.
Where are you currently employed and what is your current position title?
Self Employed!!! Creative director, CEO, artist, marketing manager, photographer, creator, visionary, designer, project manager, sales team, etc 😉
What is your favorite thing about your current position?
Being able to make and sell whatever my heart desires!! I have a wonderful community surrounding my art and business, and I wouldn’t be here without everyone’s support during every part of the journey.
How long did it take you to find a job after graduation?
I started my business the summer before senior year so I was employed immediately after graduating.
What are your main sources of inspiration?
Art Nouveau, flora, crystals, emotions, color theory/principles of design, r&b
How would you describe your art/design style?
Angelic, light, calming, delicate, ethereal, dreamy
How do you balance your work life and home/social life? Any tips for soon-to-be grads?
I try to not work past 11 pm as a general rule, and try to take at least 1 day off a week to relax or play video games 🙂 I am still learning, so I don’t have any tips other than: try to learn how to relax!!