When my grandpa passed away over two months ago, one of my friends asked if we were close. I remember responding, “You know in school when you’re asked to write about a person who inspires you? He has always been that person for me.”
My first experience with graphic design was in seventh grade, recklessly using Adobe Photoshop to cut out blurry photos of volleyball players for my middle school newspaper. In my ninth grade journalism class, my first Adobe Illustrator assignment consisted of inserting a picture of Nick Jonas and splattering paint and blades of grass around him. Now here I am today, building on the skills I first started developing in seventh grade, as a designer for The Michigan Daily.