Hometown: Newport Beach, California
Previous College: University of Kansas
Major: Graphic Design
Campus and Start Date: Los Angeles Campus, Fall 2015
Admissions Advisor: Shirley McDonald
How did your advisor help with the admissions process? If it wasn't for Shirley, I would not have been as successful as I was throughout the application process. She really was such a great support system and helped me jump through every hoop that came my way.
Tell us about yourself. My favorite things to do are play guitar, explore new places, draw, photography, and I love to eat. I am inspired by the presentation of food and I’m constantly trying to find new restaurants to try.
What is your proudest accomplishment? Aside from getting into FIDM, earning an internship in Madrid, Spain. After crazy back and forth Skype sessions with a company in a foreign country, I received the opportunity to intern in Madrid for a PR company called Open Ideas this upcoming summer.
What made FIDM right for you? Leaving The University of Kansas was a very hard decision for me to make, but I decided that FIDM was the best place for me because of the opportunities. As a student pursuing a career in Graphic Design, FIDM is the place that will make sure I have full knowledge in that field being that it is a design school. This will give me a leg up from students at a other colleges pursuing the same degree. I love the idea of being surrounded by peers who want the same outcome as me and professors who have already accomplished the things I wish to succeed in one day.
Tell us about your entrance project. I designed a retail store that sells contemporary women’s clothes. I was asked to design a catalog cover, an advertisement, and a shopping bag. I used palm trees as my inspiration and used tools like overlay and different photo editors to express my ideas.
What are your career goals? My main career goal is to become a package, logo, and label designer, or work for a company like Google.
What do you expect to learn at FIDM? I expect to learn the hard work it that it takes to be successful in the design world. I cannot wait to become an expert in Photoshop and InDesign and use them to advance in my career.