Planful: What made you get into the graphic design field?
Carley: My mom was an art teacher, so I grew up always making art, and I have always loved creating things. I was very involved in the art program at my high school, and the teachers I had were extremely influential to me. Because of them, I knew that I wanted to continue to focus on artwork throughout college.
However, I never felt that I fit into the fine art world and I knew that I didn’t want to make a living being a fine artist. So, I decided to try out graphic design, and I instantly fell in love with it.
Graphic design just makes sense to me. I love that it can be my creative outlet, but all my work can still be very organized and have a purpose (which is what I always felt was missing from fine art). I also love that I get to help people with graphic design. There are so many business owners who struggle, and I love that I can take their ideas and turn that into something real for them. It’s just a great feeling to see that my design work can put a smile on someone’s face and make a difference in his or her business.