2022 Myers School of Art, The University of Akron
My name is Ethan Bradshaw, and I am a graphic and motion designer based in Akron, Ohio. Currently, I am pursuing my bachelors degree in graphic design at the University of Akron. I love to take a stream of consciousness approach to my work and I am always coming up with new ideas and solutions to complex problems on the fly and I see solving design problems as a fluid motion rather than remaining static.
My body of work consists of illustrations that are in a paper cut, rough style mixed with decorative type. The photography is more focused on lifestyle and showcases the contrasts of colors. Each work in my portfolio has a diverse range of images with color, gray tones, and black and white. From food photography and illustration, fashion illustrations, portrait photography, and commercial/ marketing photography all bring the viewer to life with all the vibrant colors we see. I connect each piece of typography to my skills in photography and illustration.
Hello, I’m Janae Marie Droder. A huge fan of all things weird and spooky. An enthusiast for all forms of art. And a Graphic Designer and Illustrator. I am always excited to take on new projects and their challenges. I have the most fun in my work when I get to learn new things and work with awesome like-minded folks. I am a hard worker that works well in team settings but also has the initiative to get tasks completed on my own. I’m confident in my style, proud of my accomplishments, and always ready for any project or commission.
My name is Kelly Elise Hyland and I am currently in my final semester of the Graphic Design program at the University of Akron. I am beyond excited to finally begin my career and demonstrate my creativity and passion for art every day. I have several years of experience working in customer service and in an office setting. I have a very strong work ethic and have proven to be successful in completing deadlines, collaborating as a team, and completing every task that comes my way.
Hey, I’m Natalie! I am a hardworking designer with a passion for clean design solutions, branding, and typography. My goal is to create designs that are both thoughtful and meaningful, all while focusing on attention to detail. I feel my numerous life and work experiences are the key to my success as a designer today. These skills are valuable and are ones that will only continue to grow in my professional career.
I am a creative problem-solver, graphic designer, and illustrator. My favorite areas of design are typography and illustration, and my goal is to design in the music industry. My work can be a way for me to use my voice to make a positive impact on subjects that are important to me. I enjoy being able to learn, expand my process, and conceptualize to create unique and successful solutions.
My name is Kel Rininger and I am a Graphic Designer in Northeast Ohio. I go to the University of Akron. I am perusing both a Bachelor of Fine Art in graphic design and a minor in illustration. I have a creative mind with big ideas to bring to the table. Furthermore, I like to think outside of the box for solutions that are not always obvious, and I strive to impress with my work.
Adam Walko is a designer, illustrator, and printmaker who loves to incorporate drawing into his design work. He is focused on accessibility, diversity, and cultural sensitivity in design, and how design is used to improve the lives of others. A jack of all trades, Adam has a wide variety of skills and enjoys challenging himself to learn new things.
Hi there! My name is Hailey Burris and I’m a graphic designer and digital photographer. I’m a creative, a visualizer, a problem solver, an I am the one to be able to shape the visual aspects a company may need. I aim to have a career that allows me to pursue my passions and help other people along the way. I can’t wait to see all of my skills come together after school.
My name is Daniel Domer, I am a Graphic Designer, Brand Developer, and Photographer in Akron, Ohio. I have a creative attitude towards problem solving, meaning I will due whatever needed to fully accomplish and surpass any problem that there might be. I think my set of skills that I have developed through design and other jobs will lead me to great communication between corporation and client as well as the ability to change the way that a client can see design.
My name is Shonna Faust and I am a graphic designer with a focus on brand identity and packaging design. I also am passionate about incorporating design and marketing into aspects such as social media marketing. My involvement throughout campus and my various work experiences have shaped me as a designer as well as leader and I can’t wait to incorporate all of my skills for the work realm!
My name is Rachel Koller, and I am a Graphic Designer. I like to use photography and integrate them into my works. If able to, I use my own photography. Along with photography, I try to use typography and imagery to design works that stand out. I am open to learning new skills and want to keep growing as a designer.
Hello! My name is Halle Newman and I am a student at the University of Akron pursuing a graphic design major and illustration minor. I have a very open mind when it comes to my design process and am unafraid to go back to the drawing board when something is not working. I like to work with imagery and colors but intergrating type is a challenge I enjoy too. I love to sketch and learn the ins and outs of design. I look forward to furthering my skills as a designer.
My name is LeKesha Parkman and I’m a senior Graphic Design Major with minors in Psychology and Emerging Technologies at The University of Akron. I have been involved with The Buchtelite, the student-operated newspaper and website that publishes online with select print publications throughout the school year for UA, for the past year as the Editor-in-Chief. Following graduation, my goal as an avid reader and aspiring writer is to join a publishing company as an in house graphic designer. This will allow me to combine my interests in books, journalism and graphic design.
Hello! My name is Brittany Ruth and I am a graphic designer with a minor in Emerging Technology. My three passions in life are design, fashion, and tattoos. I love creative thinking and conceptualization to get a project headed in the right direction. I am passionate about always pushing myself to expand my knowledge on any subject. I have a wide variety of skill sets in many programs which makes me a versatile worker. Overall, I always like to accept a challenge when it comes to figuring out something I may not know and stepping into the fear with full confidence.
My name is Fiona Szeles and I’m a graphic designer. I find my inspiration in the world around me and want to use my creativity and knowledge to help those around me. I love to work with my hands and create new solutions using illustration and hand lettering as well as working digitally with Adobe Creative Suite software.
Hi there! My name is Stephen Cistone. When I am not helping other students with their production needs or assisting classmates in our Makerspace, I’m off learning more about design. While I am passionate about all areas of design, my more favored areas are concept, typography, 3D modeling, branding, and packaging. I’d like to take my talents and work in branding, advertising, marketing, or any fields that allow me to help people get their message across to their community.
Hello there! My name is Abigail Donkin, and I am a graphic designer from Akron, Ohio. I believe that design is a vital component of communication. I enjoy the process of researching, planning, and executing projects as well as collaborating with others. I have a passion for helping clients meet and surpass their goals through creative and communicative visual design.
My name is Elysia, I’m a illustrator and graphic designer. I’ve also played the violin since age 4 and that musical foundation has had a significant impact on my creative process. The ability to solve problems with both a creative and practical solution motivates my work. I enjoy collaborating with other people, and work well with or without a team.
Hello! My name is Derick Leach and I am from Wooster, Ohio. I have had an avid interest in all facets of art and design for as long as I can remember. Drawing in particular has always come naturally to me. Most of my art prior to coming back to school was primarily focused in traditional mediums such as; sketching, painting and some craft work. However, since coming to Myers, digital art has become my new passion. I have taken an interest in 3D modeling, animation and motion graphics.
My name is Abbey O’Neal and I have a passion for graphic design and illustration. I like to design and redesign packaging for different products, and I also like to design logos. One of my favorite things to do is draw comics, design characters, and do concept art. I hope to work for Marvel comics as an illustrator on day, and publish my own comic.
Hi, I am Isabella Troutman! I am graduating from The University of Akron with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, and minors in printmaking, photography, and emerging technologies. I have several design internship experiences including: The University of Akron Development Office, where I learned how to design specifically for the brand; UNKNWN Akron Retail Project, where students, professionals, and I worked together to concept projects through production and completion. Experimenting with color and combining graphic design, printmaking, and photography are what my school and personal projects consist of. I am a creative problem-solver, skilled in the Adobe Suite, who is motivated working alone and in a team.
Hello, my name is Kaitlyn Watts, and I am a Graphic Design major at The University of Akron. My special interests are incorporating hand-drawn elements into my designs and painting in my free time. My style of work includes contrasting colors and elements that bounce off of each other to catch the viewers eye. When it comes down to creating my designs, I enjoy learning new skills and challenging myself to my fullest capacity. Overall, I am an openly minded, creative person who would very much enjoy a chance to schedule an appointment with you to look at my portfolio.
Hi, I’m Kara, a graphic designer originally from Columbus, Ohio, interested in advertising, illustration, and retail. I am a highly motivated individual with a unique understanding of innovative design trends and a passion for bringing brands to life. I have grown to admire boosting brand visibility and creating brand collateral, and I have strengths in typography. My past professional experience has dealt with digital content creation, social media, and working within brand guidelines. With my love of learning and constant creative thinking, you can rest assured that I will complete any task you give me with originality and deep thought.
Hi, My name is Christopher Dowling. I am a graphic designer and photographer. I am driven with the passion to find new ways to create photography, campaigns, brands identities, and use typography. I am willing to experiment and take risks with different types of medium to come up with the best solutions to the problem.
Hello, my name is Savannah (or Sav) and I am a curious graphic designer, artist, and innovator searching for a design position that allows me to continue to learn, grow, and fulfill my artistic passion. In my studies at the The University of Akron Myers School of Art, I have developed interests in typography, illustration, packaging, photography, and printmaking. I pride myself on being a fast learner, creative problem sovler, and independent thinker. As I enter the workforce, I am eager to try new things that will advance my career while also allowing my creativity to thrive. Let’s discover the possibilities of what we can create together.
My name is Patrick Merhar, and I am a graphic designer who is always willing to try new things. My skills are ever changing, and I always build on them by striving to take them to the next level. I am also a people person and willing to interact with others through helping them when needed.
I’m a graphic designer and photographer from Central Ohio. I began taking photos when I was very young and started studying Graphic Design in high school. I use my love of images and design to build collateral material for advertising and communications, packaging, and video. My goal is to begin my career in an advertising agency with a diverse client base to expand my knowledge and skillsets.
I am Jacob, a graphic designer dedicated to creating precise, quality work in both traditional fields of print and web, but also through emerging technologies such as 3D and augmented/virtual reality. No matter where I am, my goal is to take on ambitious new projects and seek out ways of solving problems which hadn’t been considered. Pushing the boundaries of what is possible is what I love most, and applying these projects to real scenarios is always my intention.