AIGA Orlando Mentorship "Spot Showcase"

This year I had the pleasure of participating in the yearly "Spot Showcase" that our local chapter of AIGA puts on. The show is the end product of a half year co-op between a student/newly graduated Mentee and a Design Professional Mentor.

My Mentor was the amazing Melissa Fox-Austin and together we created a self promotional box design.

My brand concept centered around the Atomic Age in design and we decided to develop a faux Laundry Box with Tongue and Cheek writing to convey that concept and link back to my personal resume.

I learned a lot from the process and am ecstatic for those Mentees that won for different events of the Showcase. Our speaker, the incredible Tad Carpenter gave a humorous and insightful talk into what he does and what we, as the future of design, should aim for.


Yesterday the 12th of December I officially graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BFA in Emerging Media- Graphic Design. In addition to graduating in the honors college I also received Cum Laude recognition.

Family Photo outside the UCF Arena

New and Exciting things are on the horizon for me, in addition to job prospects I also was accepted into the AIGA Mentorship program.

This week I am partaking in a graduation vacation and will not be able to respond to messages until next week the 22nd of December.


Mentorship Day at Appleton

Friday Novemeber 7th was a Mentorship day for all us Mentees ( about 4) to tour the Appleton Creative agency building and shadow our respective mentors and any others we wanted to learn from. It was a fantastic day and I got to learn so much about what they do, what they expect from potential workers, and how awesome an environment that whole company is!

I was able to work on a draft of a report cover for the agency as well and got to experience a part of their daily design routine, which was amazing and my Mentor Jennifer Graven was fantastic for setting it up. It will be shown to their client amidst their in house designer's amazing concepts as well!

Appleton is an out of this world company where the signature Yellow 1903 house reflects the overall experience inside. A one of a kind, homey, and welcoming creativity I had the honor to be a part of, if only for a day.