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Graphic Design Students Featured in GDUSA Students to Watch

Graphic Design USA students to watch 2020

Graphic Design students Kennedy Liggett and Joseph Rogers were recently featured as part of GDUSA’s “Students to Watch” list. Read a little more about each student below.

kennedy liggettKennedy Liggett, Senior, Graphic Design:

Kennedy Liggett is a senior majoring in Graphic Design. She is passionate about helping others and designing purposeful work that creates a more inclusive world. She has always had a passion for helping others, but it wasn’t until she majored in graphic design that she realized she could use her creativity to make a positive impact on people’s lives. After graduation, Kennedy wants to combine her love for children with her passion for helping others by pursuing a career in inclusive design for children. She’s also been heavily influenced by illustration throughout her time at school and would like to become a children’s book illustrator on the side.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Springfield MO

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Morning person even though it’s a nightmare to wake me up

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
YouTube hands down

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Office, Crime Watch Daily, or something about prison

FAVORITE PODCAST?
Ear Biscuits, My Favorite Murder

FAVORITE BOOK?
Impossible to choose

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Moana. Moana. Moana (I’m legitimately obsessed)

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Special Books by Special Kids, dedicated to “normalizing the diversity of the human condition”

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Impromptu singing and dancing

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Christoph Niemann

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
Inclusive design for children

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Perform on Broadway or do something with kids

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
The community and friends I’ve gained here. I honestly don’t know what I would do without my design family.

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
I am Moana

Joseph RogersJoseph Rogers, Senior, Graphic Design:

Joseph Rogers is a graphic designer finishing his last year at NC State College of Design. From a very young age Joseph always knew he wanted to do something creative. He had many creative interests and opportunities to explore the arts but his passion landed on graphic design (to his mother’s delight who is also a designer). Joseph has spent many semesters interning with companies in downtown Raleigh, in addition to working for the University – improving his technical and professional abilities while understanding and designing for complex design solutions. From his passion of playing games, he created unique board game designs that evolved into an online business. Upon graduation Joseph wants to pursue a career in user experience and corporate design, combining his love for technical applications and brand identity.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN AND WHERE DID YOU GROW UP?
Raleigh NC

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL?
Night owl

FAVORITE SOCIAL PLATFORM?
Instagram

FAVORITE TV BINGE WATCH?
The Office

FAVORITE BOOK?
Ender’s Game

FAVORITE MOVIE?
Oceans 11, Step Brothers, The Village

FAVORITE FINE ARTIST?
Andy Warhol

FAVORITE CAUSE/CHARITY?
Vs. Cancer Foundation

FAVORITE FREE TIME ACTIVITY?
Learning new skills on Youtube: playing the banjo, screenprinting

FAVORITE DESIGNER WORKING TODAY?
Shepard Fairey

AREA OF SPECIALTY?
User Experience or Corporate Design

IF YOU WERE NOT A DESIGNER, WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
Meteorologist or web developer

THE BEST THING ABOUT DESIGN SCHOOL?
A tight-knit design community made up of close friends with common interests, but also the benefits of a larger university

A MANTRA OR SAYING YOU LIVE BY?
Try

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