Meet the graduates of 2015. These 2015 Graduates in the Advertising & Graphic Design Department at Alamance Community College. Each has their vector self-portrait, along with a brief biography.
Summer Allred enjoys expressing herself through her various creative hobbies. The Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum at ACC has focused her desire to reach new heights with her illustration talents. She intends to develop a career where her art can reach others and make a difference.
Lauren Berry is a digital artist that strives to become a master at digital art. She enjoys illustration, graphic design and comic books, which gave her the inspiration to become a comic book illustrator. Life does not intimidate her, as she takes it on headfirst. Being a self-taught artist drove her to the level she is today, and with outside help she was able to gain better skills.
Courtney Chavis started her college career in the medical field, but she followed her love for art to the Advertising and Graphic Design curriculum at ACC. She has always felt most at home with photography, but her love for typography has developed with her growing design skills. She would love to find a job as an Editorial Designer, creating layouts for popular magazines and designing promotional art.
Lauren Faucette “I’ve always known I wanted to be a designer. When I was young if you asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up the answer would always be artist. I love working with different art materials. I believe if I am creative enough I can create a piece of art out of just about anything. Graphic art is challenging but I love the fact that it pushes me out of my comfort zone to try and create new things.”
Jordan Hodge says, “the creative environment is absolutely where I’m meant to be. My passion spurred from interactive visual art, and my intention is to provide a compelling experience for the end users of any project I’m involved in.” ACC’s Advertising and Graphic Design program is the first step in his journey toward creating tomorrow’s innovative multimedia experiences.
Victoria Kerr has always had an interest in design, creating all types of art from an early age. This interest led her to pursue higher education in a creative field, which eventually led her to enroll in ACC’s Advertising and Graphic Design Program. Since coming to ACC, she has discovered that her strengths and interests lie in illustration and design, in addition to traditional hand art and photography.
Julie Seals Is a Multimedia Design specialist. Her time in the Advertising and Graphic Design program at ACC has helped her gain experience and fine-tune her skills. Design can be expressed through any medium, from finger painting to photorealism. She feels that Graphic Design will provide a perfect mix of playfulness and fun to balance against the work and responsibility of a career.
Aneshia V. Tinnin’s interest in pursuing a career in Graphic Design stems from a long-standing love for creating art in general. Her art style follows along the same line of thought as the quotation, “Vive la vie boheme,” or “Live the bohemian life.” In other words, her love of a graphically-oriented, abstract art style is reflected in a lot of her work.
Emily Vaughan says, “During high school, I was very interested in photography and BMX racing, but I wasn’t sure about turning them into a career. After I joined yearbook, I gained an interest in page layout and design. My dream job would be to go back to my roots, working as a designer or photographer for a BMX publication.”
Stephanie Whitfield says, “My artistic side has always been a major facet of my personality.” She uses her attention to detail to leverage her imagination for both traditional and digital illustration. Her greatest progression since joining ACC’s Advertising and Graphic Design program has been exploring the boundaries of possibility within Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. She intends to change the world, one squiggly line at a time.