Metea Valley High School '19
Columbia College Chicago '23
High Academic Honor Roll '15-'19
Illinois Prairie Scholars '19
Cum Laude Scholar '19
Cumulative GPA 4.0
Art Classes Taken
Art has always been part of my life since I was a child, but starting in seventh grade, I turned what was a therapeutic hobby and made it my career. I began selling commissions and products with my works displayed. While being paid for what I love doing is great, the experience from that is even greater. I learned early on how to communicate to commissioners in order to see what they found appealing. The feedback I gain always encourages growth and allows for exploration outside my comfort zone.
This exploration included taking as many art courses I could outside of my primary form of art, digital drawing. I learned something from each course I took, and I was able to incorporate that into my digital work. Also, I found other mediums, such as photography, helped expand my artistic abilities. Not only am I able to reference photographs I took for my drawings, but more so, I learned how to better implement composition. The combination of feedback received and my experience in various mediums strengthened my confidence in larger projects. Implementing all I learned together into my first graphic novel, Willie, accumulated into a lot of positivity and reflection on what I am working towards is right for me.
I am currently enrolled to attend Columbia College Chicago starting their fall 2019 semester. I am excited as it will help me pursue my career in graphic novel making.
Thank you for reading!