Meet the Print Team – Becca
What sparked your passion for graphic design?
I started drawing (On everything – sorry Mom) as soon as I could hold a pen. In highschool I started designing t-shirts by hand and when someone told me that I could do that for a living, I quickly called up a local print shop (Nu expression) and set up an internship for my senior year!
How long have you been a graphic designer?
I have been designing for about six years now.
What is your favorite print product to design?
I personally love doing poster design or brochure design.
Do you have formal training in print or graphic design? If so, where did you go to school?
I finished earning my Associates Degree in Advertising and Graphic Design from Guilford Technical Community College in July of 2013.
What is your favorite part about working as a graphic designer?
I love problem solving and working on different things so being able to constantly be working on new projects with new visual solutions is always exciting for me.
On a perfectly ideal day, what would you be designing?
I would say an ideal day would be designing maybe a concert poster or maybe even wedding suite materials.
What were your original plans after graduating and how did you end up at Nu?
I pretty much stuck to the plan of graduating, finishing my associates in Advertising and Graphic Design, and then finding a corporate design job, however I quickly realized the corporate world wasn’t for me. After keeping in touch with Craig through college with various school projects including my final portfolio to freelance work I printed through Nu, a web position opened and I jumped all over the opportunity to be able to work at Nu expression again.
Is there a specific project you’ve worked on at Nu that you were really passionate about? Tell us about it!
Being able to work with WBFJ, our local Christian radio station, has been awesome! Their website was one of my first big projects when I started web design and now I enjoy doing various graphic design and print projects for them. The latest project was their annual Dixie Classic Fair materials that we design for them, including banners and posters!
Are you partial to printing or graphic design? Or are you somewhere in the middle?
I would say that I am partial to graphic design over the print production side of things. I’m always willing to learn more or try something new but design is like my comfort food. It makes me so happy when I see something I’ve designed help bring success to our clients.
What is or has been your biggest design challenge?
I think logo design is one of my biggest design challenges. Logos seem like they would be so simple and sometimes they are but then other times it’s hard to grasp a concept that will truly represent the company. It’s something I haven’t had a lot of experience in and it’s so intricate that sometimes it sort of overwhelms me, but I’m learning 🙂
How would you describe your creative process?
I never in my life thought that i would appreciate thumbnails in college but now I personally like to sketch simple ideas then take them and expand on the concept. It really helps you dump what’s in your brain onto the paper so you can bounce ideas off the people around you to get the best direction when you seem stuck on an idea.
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