When I graduated in 2004, I was well prepared for what lay ahead thanks to both the real world preparedness I received from the Visual Design and Web Media program and the life skills I gained through my experiences in the Honors Program. Honors gave me a chance to experience cultural, social and academic opportunities that will benefit me for the rest of my life. I have come a long way since graduating from Ferris with an Associate Degree in Visual Communications, Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Design and Web Media, and minor in Art History.
I now work for Designvox, a graphic design agency in East Grand Rapids that has given me a wide range of experiences with both local and national clients creating custom illustrations and designing corporate space branding, brand identities, interactive tools, annual reports and more. Thanks to Ferris, the Honors Program and the Visual Design program I am in a career that allows me to do what I love to do.
I couldn’t have chosen a better place for my college career than Ferris. I am thankful for being part of the very successful Visual Design program, experiencing all the Honors Program has to offer and meeting people at Ferris that have been very important in my life. I am still very close friends with quite a few alumni, and my husband (a wonderful man and fellow Ferris alumnus) and I just had our first baby!