What made you decide to pursue your degree in WDOC?

I wanted to round out my scope of marketing skills. Upon graduating with my undergraduate degree in advertising/PR, I felt like I had a great foundation in copywriting, social media, and graphic design. The next step was to learn to code so I can tell a brand’s story on the web!

What has been the biggest thing you have learned in your classes?

I think it is so valuable to first learn to code from scratch. This is the best way to understand different coding languages before jumping into WordPress or other platforms, although I’m excited to learn that as well!

What have you learned in your classes that you have already applied to your job?

I did a full usability test at my job for the launch of our brand new website! It helped identify some important adjustments that needed to be made.

What are your career aspirations?

I love being the voice behind a brand, so I hope to continue to learn different methods of visual storytelling and to propel any brand I may work for in the future.

What accomplishment are you the proudest of achieving?

Well, the answer to this question sort of has an unhappy ending. But I entered a billboard design contest earlier this year and the instructions were to create a billboard about the dangers of texting and driving. It was a national scholarship contest, and the winning design would be on display in Times Square and be on outdoor billboards throughout the entire U.S.! I found out that I won, however, after taking a closer look at the terms of the contest, I realized it was only for full-time students. I informed the organizers that I was a part-time student and I was unfortunately no longer eligible. I’m disappointed, but I’m still proud of my design.

Brianne Barta

Brianne Barta

Class of December ’17

Coral Springs, FL

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