From the time she was little, it was almost impossible to see Devin not drawing or making some kind of new art project. Devin's childhood passion for creating art developed into a dream she wished to pursue for the rest of her life.
FROM FINE ARTIST TO GRAPHIC DESIGNER
Ever since I was little I always wanted to be an artist. I first fell in love with fine art, whether it be drawing, painting, or simply just creating. I took multiple advanced placement art courses in high school. Through the amazing teachings of George Boudman, I have been able to transform and conceptualize my art in ways that would otherwise not have been possible.
By my senior year of high school, I decided to pursue a career in Graphic Design - a career that would ultimately combine my love of fine art and the ever evolving world of technology. I went on to attend East Stroudsburg University pursuing my Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design and a minor in Communications.
As a freshman, I started working at ESU’s Graphics Center. A full service graphic design, color copying/printing facility. Here, I gained experience in Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, print design, layout, and typography. I continued to work there for the next four years gaining experience and knowledge that you can't really get in a classroom.
I was blessed to work under Cindy Voinjnovic, a fine artist, educator, and graphic designer. Like Mr. Boudman, Cindy helped enhance my skills in not only the art of graphic design, but enhance my skills in the workforce. Because of my leadership and knowledge, I gained experience as the temporary supervisor of The Graphics Center in the Summer of 2019.
While attending school and working, I was able to take on various freelance jobs, creating multiple designs for businesses and organizations. Within my time at ESU, I went on to be a part of multiple art shows where I placed each time; displayed work in the 2017 Inclusion poster project; designed a piece of work for the periodic table project which is currently on display at the Rangoli Metro Art Center in Bengaluru, India; and was the 2018 Recipient of The Dr. Irene Mitchell Three Sisters Endowed Art Scholarship.
FRESH OUT OF COLLEGE
If finding a job right out of college wasn’t hard enough, I was challenged with the task of finding a placement during a Pandemic. For months I had been looking for a Graphic Designer position, but was not impressed by the companies that were hiring and did not want to settle for a job.
Out of pure luck, I stumbled across a job posting for a local marketing company for a Graphic Designer. I went onto their website and was in awe. The work they were producing was the kind of work I wanted to be involved in, from their crisp clean designs to their innovative ideas. My creative mind was already rolling. The work was better than any design agencies I had been looking at. For me, that was a sign that I needed to apply.
I was offered the job a week from my virtual graduation from ESU. During my employment, I was able to create graphics for various social media accounts, learn more about social media marketing, illustrate cartoon characters for a local restaurant and develop my skills as a graphic designer and artist.
I had the opportunity to work with Carolyn at my previous job and loved her style, work ethic and passion for her clients. When I heard she was starting her own agency, I decided it was time to leave my current job and took the leap to work for one of the best. Starting in September of 2020, we are almost a year in and have already accomplished so much as a new company.
I love creating, and always have. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else. Watching my thoughts and sketches come to life is an experience like no other, whether it be in fine art or in graphic design. I love being able to help people’s ideas and dreams come to life! We've designed everything from logos, flyers, booklets, brochures, business cards, pamphlets, social media graphics, signage, t-shirt designs, email campaigns, graphic illustrations, and much more. Together, we are constantly bringing new ideas to the table and raising the bar for design.
MORE TO DEVIN
Aside from the artistic side of me, you can normally find me hanging out with family and friends, shopping at T.J.maxx, at the beach, or playing with makeup.
It’s a pleasure to virtually meet you! Feel free to say hello in the comments or send me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org to introduce yourself (: