I wield an English degree and penchant for design. Despite graduating in 2017 with a BA in English from Northeastern University, and despite the traditional and dusty stigma surrounding the English major*, I have forged a professionally successful intersection of my passion for word and image.
I've learned that my ability to communicate, honed on the whetstone of word and pen, has served as a keystone in my zeal for design – and is why I have rather organically become a typography fiend and a crier of its dichotomy: I see text as both emotionally loaded, and as a sharp, smart form of visual communication.
Long story short, good design draws you in and good content keeps you there. I try not to be weak in either form. I focus on color and geometry in my pieces, and I choose words or phrases that stir up memory or location. I plan to explore the depth and power of type and text in many ways, and put it all to good use professionally.
*To be entirely fair, and not self-deprecating, I do believe the English major is well on its way to defying this stigma. Well done, English majors, well done