At Clarke, the quality of work and commitment coming from the students and professors is quite impressive. As a graphic design major, we were taught more than just graphic design; like drawing, 3-D work, marketing, photography and how to communicate and work with a team. The well rounded, liberal arts curriculum is what sets Clarke graphic design students apart from other graphic designers.
Outside of coursework, I had three internships that immersed me in the professional world. I had the opportunity to work with clients, coworkers and printers. I also was involved in many volunteer opportunities, Clarke Dance Team and the sustainability committee. I work more efficiently when I have a lot to do, so I was thrilled when I found out all the ways to get involved at Clarke. Also, it presented opportunities to meet new people at Clarke, as well in the community.
My current position is a graphic designer at Lessing-Flynn advertising. I work on numerous different projects every week so there is always a lot of variety in the styles of work. What is unique about my position is that, thanks to my Clarke education, I have a very broad set of design skills so I am able to design for a large range of clients.
Clarke shapes students into professionals because well-rounded is always an aesthetically pleasing design!