Meet Your Board:
Me, Myself and Design Co-Chair | February 2016 – present
Why did you join AIGA?
When I was a student at UNO, you had to be a member of AIGA UNO to work client projects. So, I became an officer for our chapter to be able to work on these projects.
What inspires you?
Pinterest… but seriously. Pinterest is goldmine of cool stuff. I’m also inspired by good music, learning new hobbies, going on walks to cool places, and just seeing really neat things- whatever they may be.
How do you AIGA?
I participate! AIGA is giving designers so many opportunities; opportunities to network, build your skill set, explore the industry, make new friends, and so much more. It’s a community of people that share your passions in some way or another.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Hang out with my friends and family, exercise, crochet, do crafts, play video games, and play board games.
What’s something you can do when you’re stressed?
1. Step back from the project or situation.
2. Turn on you favorite song on your computer or phone.
4. Sing along and forget your stress for 2 minutes.
What advice do you have for emerging creatives?
Be involved and sign up for anything. Join AIGA and attend as many events as you can, join AAF, join your school’s advertising club and or local PRSSA chapter. If you’re a student, apply to any graphic design job your school posts.
I got my current job because I was an involved student, which gave me the experience and skills to stick out from the crowd at Forge (a program hosted by Emspace for students in the creative field). I didn’t stick out because of my portfolio, I stuck out because when we were in the sessions, they saw how I problem solved and interacted with others. This, paired with a strong portfolio, led to an internship, which led to a full-time job.
LISTEN to your instructors critiques. They’re preparing you for an industry that can be really tough.
Choose a color.