What made you decide to pursue your degree in WDOC?

I knew I had a short amount of time as a student before I would need portfolio experience for an entry level job after graduating. WDOC offered portfolio opportunities with a variety of projects to explore my creativity and improve my skillset using the Adobe CC suite.

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

It’s important to try to find something you love about whatever project you’re working on. Caring and investing in your work makes the process easier and more interesting. You can push yourself to create and improve with as many revisions necessary to get the job done and make something personally accomplishing.

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

A broad variety of essential skill and techniques in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and coding. Given the diversity I can continue to improve on these skills and techniques in a variety of ways for any given project.

What are your career aspirations?

I’d like to work freelance eventually as a designer through my own shop or business with the opportunity of travelling and meeting clients on a one-on-one basis. I’d hope to have expert proficiency in a wide variety of creative skillsets both digital and traditional to be produce high quality art for small and local businesses.

What accomplishment are you the proudest of achieving?

I’m most proud of my ability to carry on a cohesive look and feel to any project I work on. I’ve seen my skills improve in a way that allows me to test pilot different iterations of a single piece yet maintain the integrity of the brand identity in question. With this I’ve gained the confidence to try different ways of approaching a situation and not fearing the unconventional.

Enrico Neira

Enrico Neira

Class of December ’16

Gainesville, FL

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