Photo by Oliva Locascio Film & Photography 2018

Photo by Oliva Locascio Film & Photography 2018

 
 
 
 

Being a “Designer” is not only through the art I create. It is with the stories I read and write, the photos I take
and edit, the movies and television I watch, music I listen to, and even the way I make my coffee in the morning that makes me a “Designer”. That’s not something that disappears after graduation.
I started school not realizing how intense the Graphic Design program would be. I pictured drawing and
maybe taking a few computer courses. I never pictured being up until 2am yelling at a printer and having more flash drives than I can keep track of. Another thing that I never pictured was how much it would effect my life. I fell in love with type and image and learning how they corresponded with each other. I enjoy researching what makes a brand or a company stick out. After learning the Adobe Suite was when I started measuring the kerning and leading in restaurant menus and being annoyed with uneven line spacing. Through my studies at UW Stevens Point, I fell into my love of photography and pursued further studies in it.
After I graduate, I hope to be somewhere that works with branding or print work, maybe even a little web
work. I find that the projects I got sucked into the most involved branding strategies and using the Adobe Suite to create layouts of image and text. I have 4 years of design work, 3 years of photography, and 2 years of freelance that I want to continue to pursue. That may mean me working freelance from my home or working in a design studio in Wisconsin or Minnesota preferably. I plan on continuing my freelance photography from my home but am always open to other opportunities. In ten years, I will still be collecting clothing tags and doodling on the edges of my newspapers. It’s ingrained in me from the time I picked up a pencil. As long as I can immerse myself in my design work, I am content.

 


 
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