Q: How do you intend to grow as a designer with this program ?
A: I intend to grow by taking as many classes i can to better grasp my knowledge of design. There are so many professors in this program that either worked in this field for so many years, or studied in this field for so many years. So me as a learner i want to take advantage of that as much as i can by showing them my work, getting their professional feedback from it, learn from my mistakes to better myself. And there are so many workshops, or clubs, or either events that i’ll definitely go to, to gain more knowledge about design, know the in’s and out’s of it. There are so many peers i can talk to, to get their input of a certain design, just to see how other creative minds like myself think.
Q: How do you intend to use the skill set you learn to influence your community ?
A: I intend to do that by being a voice, or bigger voice for people who don’t have it. To me design is two things, one of which is the obvious, is about expressing your creative ideas or thoughts for other people to see. And two, design is about being that voice for people when the time calls for it. Being a designer, you have the opportunity to uplift a community and be that voice. There are so many designers who made artwork to help out a group of people, or to represent a social issue. There are so many aspects to designing, me as a designer i want to use my skill set to help other people, to inspire people, or just to create new innovative art as the years go on.
Q: Can you see yourself doing anything else ?
A: To be honest with you, designing is the one and only thing i can see myself doing for years to come. I just view myself as a creative person, I’ve been drawing since i was 13 years old. Being so connected to designing limits all the other things i can do. And i’m in school to study design, learn as many skills i can to perfect my craft. So to be clear, i don’t see myself doing anything else but designing.
Q: What are your expectations of being a COMD major in your first year ?
A: I have very high expectations because i’m dedicated to becoming the best designer i can be. I want to learn everything i can so i can apply it to my craft. I’m taking a couple classes for my comd major, and many more to come. So far i’m learning a lot of stuff i never knew, and i’m very confident that it will help me succeed in the design industry once i’m done with school. So far my first year in this comd major has been great, great professors, gaining so much new knowledge, and i’m adapting very well to it.