As a fine art major, having the opportunity to experiment with a variety of techniques and mediums, both traditional and non-traditional, has given me knowledge that I put to use on a daily basis. Whether it's editing my website, or exposing screens in the darkroom, I'm able to accomplish these things because of the variety of skills I acquired while attending PCA&D. Also, really learning about the relationship between a piece of art and it's audience has been something that has stayed with me. When I'm designing products, I'm always thinking in the back of my mind, "Who is the audience? What will make them want to have this item?" Art is about stirring up people's desire, and it's the same concept across the board, whether you're applying it to an oil painting or home products designed for everyday use.
• Owner/operator of Open Eyes Press, an independent screen printing business focusing on fine home textiles. Products are sold online, at shows, and at select independent retailers across the country.