CHLOE THOMPSON

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Szia mindenkinek! I’m a graphic designer and creator from Hungary with a love of gum, typefaces, and anything to do with color theory. When I’m not creating, you can find me listening to oldies hits, missing European bread & pastries, and rewatching New Girl for the sixth time.

Through the use of eye-catching, bold colors, clean lines, and meticulous typography, my work asks the viewer to step in and take a closer look beyond the obvious. I am a problem-solver at heart, and I delight in the challenge of finding new and interesting ways to communicate that which usually goes unnoticed.

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ABIGAIL GONZALEZ

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

My name is Abby Gonzalez and I am Graphic Designer from Florida, who has a soft spot for the Midwest. I love to spend my time listening to funky music, singing and dancing to said funky music, and creating art that will make people smile. I’m never too busy to listen to a story or to laugh at a joke.

In my patterns, layouts, and logos I use lighthearted color and bold forms. The work I produce is reflective of my personality: light hearted, upbeat, and expressive. Although most of my work is fun, I care deeply about the pieces I produce. I’ve never been one to shy away from critique—I view it as an opportunity to make my work the best it can be.

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BEN KIERS

ILLUSTRATOR

I’m an illustrator from small town Indiana; in addition to illustration, I also enjoy writing and film photography.

As an illustrator, I enjoy drawing human subjects and depicting the ways in which they relate to each other. I often choose to put my subjects in somewhat surreal or magically real environments in order to accentuate their emotional situations. I find that charcoal on paper is an appropriate medium for these illustrations, as it helps to create eerie spaces and convey the feeling of aloneness.

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Erin Hetrick

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

I am a born and raised Ohio artist that grew up in a very creative family. We loved incorporating music and art into our lives and it seems like I never stopped. I love spending time with my family, playing music, creating too much art, and finding new music and art to obsess over. If I love something, trust me when I say you’ll find out fairly quickly.

As an artist, what is important to me is to be creative. Creativity brings a new perspective to life and it gives you an experience to remember. That is what I like doing with my art. I want to give people an experience to remember.

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JAN LASKOWSKI

PHOTOGRAPHER

I am a graphic artist with a concentration in photography. I was born and raised in Poland and I moved to the US to further my education.

I am a graphic artist that is interested in many different forms of art. My main artistic avenue is photography. I love traveling the world and capturing the beauty of the world the way I see it.

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HANNAH WALTZ

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH with two brothers that made me tough, a father that gave me a sense of humor and a mother that taught me how to love fiercely. Aside from design, I’m fueled by soccer, coffee, and chocolate chip cookies. I strive to be a product designer because product design affects everyone, everywhere.

We all deserve to be surrounded by good, creative design. I’m here trying to make my contribution with thoughtful, intentional detail in every design because products are only as good as their packaging.

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JAZMIN TUSCANI

PHOTOGRAPHER

I am a photography concentration with graphic design classes behind me. I am also a East Coast native and have lived in Boston and Rhode Island before moving to Upland for college.

Every layer of a song helps develop the ongoing story the artist wants to bring you along. Whether that be by introducing a drum solo or creating a melody that encapsulates the audience to forget about whatever is going on currently, the listener instantly knows what that artist is trying to convey. That artist in a single moment brings both emotion and the importance of connecting experiences with memories together. Being a photographer, it is my goal to be able to capture moments like those and make it known just how music, culture, and art can all change life for the better. Currently studying photography with a background of graphic design classes, I hope to reshape how moments are so very important as we grow and look back on all that has happened.

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JACKIE HILGER

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Hello. My name is Jackie, and I live in the Chicagoland area. An ideal day would be cozying up in the corner of a coffee shop on a rainy day listening to various genres of music. I’m a Type 6 on the Enneagram. What’s the Enneagram? My Psychology minor has prepared me well to answer this question. You can currently find me social distancing with my family, and hopefully living in a mountainous city in the near future.

I enjoy working with geometric shapes, clean lines, and sans serif type. Finding a way to incorporate all of these things harmoniously is my goal. I like to use minimal colors and accentuate with a pop of color. I envision my purpose as a visual artist as being able to communicate well and raise awareness to different perspectives.

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SARAH BRENNAN

ILLUSTRATOR

I’m an illustrator who resides in the great city of Fort Wayne, IN. When asked for a fun fact, I always take pride in saying that I’m left-handed. You can often find me in corner spaces, especially those in a bookstore or coffee shop.

From building popsicle houses and cardboard cities to oil paintings, I have always had a passion to create. I draw inspiration from books, my travels, and people around me. In my work, I try to emulate my love for these stories and interesting characters.

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ANDREA LEON

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

I am a Graphic Designer born and raised in Venezuela. I’m passionate about coffee, travel, letters, and soft colors (usually). I love to spend time getting to know people and their story. I’m also a beauty/fashion enthusiast, so one of my hobbies is blogging/reading blogs!

My art is fun, organic, sometimes quirky, but lighthearted. I like to blog my graphic design work on Instagram and Twitter. I’m also a fan of social media, I love to keep up with the latest trends, and news.

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MARY NEWENHISEN

ILLUSTRATOR

I’m an illustrator and writer with a penchant for wonder and stories. I grew up in China, and many of my pieces draw on experiences from my childhood. You’ll find that my hands are often smudged with paint or charcoal.

I try to make work that helps people look at the ordinary in a new way. Contrast is often a key element in my illustrations—contrast between the mundane and the unexpected, between cultures and times, between whimsical and mysterious. Most importantly though, I make pieces that tell stories.

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WESTON POLING

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Hey there, I’m Weston. Outside of design, I enjoy pretty much anything that involves getting outside, staying active, good stories, and most importantly a quality group of friends. This means you can often find me out on a long run, sitting with a good book (personal favorite is East of Eden), playing spikeball, taking a beatdown in a board game, or simply enjoying time with good friends.

At the intersection of these things lives the idea of playfulness. That’s where you’ll find me. In my work, I seek not only to reflect that idea, but also to inspire the same liveliness and joy in others.

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