1. What is something not too many people know about you?
I am actually a very quiet person, so there’s a great deal people who aren’t close to me don’t really know. Something people never guess about me in particular is that I love football. I am an avid fan of the Seahawks, but not the kind that just likes watching on occasion… the kind that knows stats, players, and jumps on the couch in uncontrollable excitement now and again.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
My biggest passions would have to be modeling and graphic design. I was scouted as a model when I was 14 years old, and ever since then I’ve been in love with fashion and being in front of the camera. I don’t have a conventional model figure, I’m considered “short” at 5’8.5’’, but I still pushed to make my dream happen. I traveled to Bangkok, Thailand and lived and worked there for 3.5 months after trying for years to model internationally. After that, I had a not so successful trip in Mexico City, and cut my trip short there at 1.5 months. It was then that I decided to not make a career out of modeling, although it still remains a huge part of me, my life just ended up going in a different direction. I decided to pursue my other passion of graphic design. Before my trip to Thailand, I was studying to be a designer in college. I took 2 years off from my schooling, and returned a few months ago to finish my degree. Although I love modeling, I honestly don’t think there’s anything I love more than design. I have specific interests in branding and web design.
3. What are your goals for the future?
My goals are always changing, but I think that’s just a part of life. It’s hard to control every aspect of where your life is going. Long ago I decided to just go with the flow, see where life takes me. I take any opportunity geared toward my interests that presents itself to me without fear. Doing this has taken me on many adventures across the world, and opened up a lot of doors for my passion of graphic design that will set me up for a surely exciting future. I would have to say though, I definitely want my future to include web design, wherever that may take me.
4. What is your definition of success?
It may seem cliché, but I’d have to say happiness is the definition of success. Even little successes. Are you happy that you got that job? Are you happy with a project you just finished? Are you happy with the meal you just cooked? I usually ask myself this question to define my personal success. If you aren’t happy, that isn’t necessarily a sign of failure, it’s simply a sign you need to take a new approach to find your success.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I’m now finishing up winter quarter at school. I have a lot going on and many opportunities to look forward to. I recently applied for the BFA program in my design major (a more professional and serious program that sets you up for the workforce straight out of college), I applied to an internship I’m incredibly stoked about, and I’m also planning on creating a website for my design portfolio. I guess you could say there’s a lot of projects I’m really looking forward to!
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