BY AMANDA FELDSTEIN
Not many individuals think about how business cards are made, or how the sign on the stores are created.
The makers of these business cards or signs are graphic art and multimedia design professionals.
They look at the font of the sign and if it will attract customers. They figure out what colors work well with each other and if it fits the theme the business owner is looking for.
Here at Lynn, there is a whole major to prepare one for this type of work.
Kirstie Schults, senior, is a graphic design major who hopes to become a graphic designer in the future.
“Lynn has taught me what it takes to be in a high demand industry like graphic design, always being repaired, meeting deadlines and striving to put forth your best work,” said Schults.
Oliver Powers, freshman, is a multimedia design major. His interest in graphic art sparked through his love to draw.
“The Mac computers in every class and library are a great resource since they include Adobe Creative Suite,” said Powers.
The set of Adobe programs are essential programs for graphic design students. The creative suite has illustration and graphic programs that are used in the professional world.
“The 3-D printer in the library made my clay creation come to life. I was able to make a copy of the clay piece and it printed as a plastic replica,” explained Schults.
Brian Thibault, sophomore, decided he wanted to study multimedia design during his childhood.
“Well I went to an art high school and came from a small artistic town so I always was surrounded by art,” said Thibault. “Personally seeing work by artists like Jean-Michael Basquiat and Salvador Dali inspired me to make my own art and I just have loved making art ever since.”
The eyes required for being a successful graphic designer are different than the eyes of an outsider. They notice things that a regular individual does not.
Lynn is successful in preparing students to recognize differences and put together pieces that are eye catching and draw an individual closer.