FALL 2018 TEAM
 
JOHNA
WALLS
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TEAM LEADER: FALL 2018
WRITER: SPRING 2018
FUN FACT
She has a problem with hoarding sketchbooks and buying new ones before the old ones are even full!
 
FAVORITE QUOTE
“No grit, no pearl”
 
WHY YOU STARTED DESIGN
The relationship between type and image has always been fascinating to Johna. This fascination and love for design and art has turned into a passion, which has led her to pursue a degree in graphic design.
FREE TIME
In Johna’s free time she enjoy's practicing her lettering, trying new foods, and curating photos for her social feeds.
EMILY
LIPPS
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FUN FACT
Emily is on the equestrian team.
 
FREE TIME ACTIVITIES
In her free time, she watches a lot of movies and rides horses. 
 
FAVORITE QUOTE
“Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional.” ― Walt Disney
 
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN
Emily’s main goal with her career is to work for Disney in some capacity and eventually work her way up to art director in their promotions department.
TEAM LEADER: FALL 2018
PROJECT MANAGER: SPRING 2018
 
 
NATALIE
ROKOSZ
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TEAM LEADER: FALL 2018
RESEARCHER: SPRING 2017
FAVORITE DESIGNER
Carolyn Davidson
 
SPECIALTIES IN DESIGN
Her specialties are package and identity design.
WHY YOU STARTED DESIGN
It was actually an accident! Natalie was planning to go to school to become an architect. When she went to Ball State for orientation, architecture didn't feel like the right fit. That same day, the school of art had their portfolio day. When she arrived in the building and heard the Visual Communications professors speak, she knew she was in the right place. Natalie switched her major and has been in love since the first day of classes.
ASPIRATIONS
Natalie aspires to become a package designer within the advertising industry, live her life to the fullest and enjoy every opportunity thrown her way.
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JESSICA
HORD
FAVORITE DESIGNER
Debbie Millman
FREE TIME
Jessica enjoy’s going out with friends to get thai food, reading design books, and volunteering with Blackford County Animal Shelter.
FUN FACT
Jess has volunteered over 120 hours with Blackford County Animal Shelter in the last year. 
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN
Jessica aspires to work at a branding agency in a bigger city like Chicago or New York. 
TEAM LEADER: SPRING 2018
WRITER: SPRING 2017
 
 
ASHLEY
BAHNEY
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PROMOTIONS: FALL 2018
RESEARCHER: SPRING 2018
WRITER & EDITOR: FALL 2017
FUN FACT
She was born with a broken right arm and it was her own fault.
 
FAVORITE DESIGNER/ARTIST
Alphonse Mucha
 
FAVORITE PLACE IN MUNCIE
She enjoys walking along (or through) the White River and visiting some of the parks.
 
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN
Ashley’s biggest aspiration in design is to work on videogame development; Concept art, character design, art direction, etc.
VALERIE
FRANCIS
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PRODUCTION: FALL 2018
FAVORITE DESIGNER/ARTIST
Her favorite artist is Alphonse Mucha.
WHY YOU STARTED DESIGN
Valerie chose design because she aspires to bring ideas to life. She enjoy’s taking a simple idea and developing it into a vision, and then creating the final piece. 
FAVORITE QUOTE
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN
Valerie aspires to be a graphic designer for a marketing agency, creating and designing for a wide variety of clients--from agriculture to clothing boutiques and everything in between. 
 
 
SAMANTHA
ROBBINS
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WRITER: FALL 2018
FUN FACT
Sam is a Miss America Organization titleholder and she once rapped onstage at the Indiana State Fair!
 
FAVORITE QUOTE
“You have to be odd to be number one. -Dr.Seuss
FREE TIME

Sam enjoys doing all styles of dance. She also volunteers with the causes of child care, substance abuse prevention, community unification, healthy lifestyles and Children's Miracle Network.

 
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN
Sam would like to work with a design firm in Brooklyn, NY.
 
KAITLYN
MCKAMEY
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PRODUCTION & DOCUMENTATION: FALL 2018
FUN FACT
Kendra doesn’t really believe in or have any favorites. She aspires to do way more than even possible. Her life is a beautiful mess.​​
 
FREE TIME ACTIVITIES
Drawing, Photography, Netflix, and a music fanatic. She loves being outdoors spending time with family and friends, and camping.​​
 
FAVORITE QUOTE
Be yourself, embrace your quirks — being weird is a wonderful thing
FAVORITE DESIGNER/ARTIST
It’s too hard to choose one but a few she would like to mention: Alex Trouchut, Timothy Goodman, Eliza Wheeler, Bradbury Thompson, and Marian Bantjes
 
ZOEY
BUCK
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RESEARCHER: FALL 2018
FUN FACT
Zoey grew up in south Mississippi and owns 18 houseplants. 
 
FREE TIME ACTIVITIES
She enjoy’s longboarding, roller skating, and rock climbing in
her free time. 
 
FAVORITE PART OF MUNCIE
Zoeys favorite part of Muncie is the farmer's market.
 
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN
Zoeys aspirations in design are to be able to create motion graphics for a living and to work in a creative environment. 
TYLER
CUMMINGS
WRITER: FALL 2018
FUN FACT
Tyler was in the 2012 Superbowl halftime show. He was on tv for half a second. Madonna talked to him during one of the rehearsals and he didn't know what to say.
 
FAVORITE QUOTE
'You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. -Wayne Gretzky'
-Michael Scott
 
WHY YOU STARTED DESIGN
He likes that the major is expressive and artistic, as well as mathematical in some ways.
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN

Tyler thinks it would be fun to do design work for a magazine, clothing brand, or music and movie art.

 
 
JULIAN
PRIDEMORE
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PRODUCTION: FALL 2018
FUN FACT
Julian is absolutely obsessed with Pokemon and Fire Emblem. (Complete weeb). Also, he can speak some Japanese.
FAVORITE DESIGNER/ARTIST
Eugene Grasset and Alexander Rodchenko 
 
FAVORITE QUOTE 
Dont focus on the how, but the doing
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN
Julian would like to become well rounded in all aspects of design, so he may fit in almost anywhere a team needs him. Whenever he finds himself actively lacking in one area, he pursues that. 
KATE
HAMILTON
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RESEARCHER: SPRING 2018
FREE TIME ACTIVITIES
Kate enjoys hula hooping and listening to music with her roommates.
 
FAVORITE DESIGNER
Jessica Walsh
 
FUN FACT
Kate collects all things alpaca.
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN

I have always enjoyed creating art and was introduced to graphic design senior year of high school through

 
 
ALICIA
BRAUN
DOCUMENTATION: FALL 2018
FUN FACT
Alicia enjoys thrifting and upcycling clothes.
 
FAVORITE DESIGNER/ARTIST
Paula Scher
FAVORITE QUOTE
“Live life to express, not to impress.
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN 
Alicia wishes to improve my design skills and to continue learning from others.
MARIAH
DRAKE
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PROMOTIONS: FALL 2018
FREE TIME
Mariah enjoys tending to her plants, watching Friends, drinking gallons and gallons of coffee, and improving her illustration and hand lettering skills. 
 
FAVORITE QUOTE
“Gum would be perfection” -Friends
 
WHY YOU STARTED IN DESIGN
Design is something Mariah has wanted to pursue for a long time. She chose design because it allows her to mix hands on skills with program skills which she really enjoys. Design also allows her to communicate to customers and consumers every day which is an aspect Mariah likes. 
ASPIRATIONS IN DESIGN
Upon graduation, Mariah would like to move to Seattle where she wants to start as a graphic designer for a large firm. Later, she hopes to become a creative director in an agency. 
 
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