What made you decide to pursue your degree in WDOC?

Throughout my academic and professional career, I have used self-taught methods of the basics of web designing. I felt that pursuing the WDOC degree would not only reteach me the proper methods of designing and coding but also gain the experience to use those skills in a professional setting.

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

As I am still in the early courses of the program, I can say that there are surely other monumental learning experiences that I will undergo. Based off what I know, however, I have first and foremost learned that proper organization is the key to success. In any setting or course, having a practical organizational schedule is crucial to both the creation and maintenance of web design.

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

Going back to the basics of the core programs of web design: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, have helped me tremendously in my career. Self-taught methods can only take one so far, and I have found that thorough practice as well as the great instruction of my teachers have helped me save countless hours of time and have elevated the value of my work.

What are your career aspirations?

Using the skills from this degree, I hope to pursue a career focusing on web design with the opportunity to teach students about the program as well.

What accomplishment are you the proudest of achieving?

As of right now, I would say my proudest accomplishment in this program is being given the opportunity to be showcased on the WDOC site!

Christina Paik

Christina Paik

Class of May ’18

Lake Mary, FL

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