Amy, BFA Graphic Design
"I chose Suffolk’s BFA program, because I knew I could explore other interests outside my major. That was important to me, and I took advantage of everything."
- Archer Fellowship Recipient, awarded to the 15 most highly-motivated academically
promising students in the freshman class
- Senior Designer & Secretary, Suffolk University's Student Design Team
- Master Tutor & Designer, Suffolk Learning Center
- Member, Delta Alpha Pi Honor Society
- Design Intern, ICON Worldwide in Appenzell, Switzerland
- Freelance Designer, New Balance Athletic Shoe Inc.
Even though I’m from a small New Hampshire town, I knew I wanted to go to college in a city like Boston. I chose Suffolk, because attending an art school that was part of a University meant I’d have more options when it came to exploring my interests, artistic or otherwise. I liked fine arts but I was drawn to graphic design too. Thankfully, I was able to do both at Suffolk, and it’s made me more well-rounded creatively as a result. My minor in Fine Art and the experience I had as an artist’s assistant really influenced how I think as a Graphic Design major. The exposure I’ve gotten to the fine arts not only gives my design work originality, but it has also strengthened it conceptually. And when graphic design skills and concepts are combined with fine art creativity and ideas, the end result can be something very beautiful.
Through my campus job as a Ballotti Learning Center Scholar and tutor, I realized that in order to help other people with their own learning, I needed to be an expert in what they needed to know. Tutoring not only strengthened my foundation and design skills, but also taught me to understand different learning styles, develop patience and become an even better communicator.
It’s really hard to categorize what I’ve learned at Suffolk, mostly because I had so many different opportunities. Through internships and freelance projects I figured out how I want to use my design skills to make a living. I’m no longer afraid of making mistakes– sometimes it’s the best way to learn– and I know how to push my creativity. Mostly though, I’ve learned how important it is to have fun doing something I’m passionate about. And looking back now, I’ve had a lot of fun.
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