What made you decide to pursue your degree in WDOC?

I worked for Bobbie Thomas during a summer internship a year and a half ago, and she informed me of how important learning graphic design/coding is in today’s world. She knew I wanted to work in the fashion industry, so as a mentor, she informed me how much of an edge it would give me competing in the industry. Like she said, in today’s world of advancing technology, web design is such an incredible skillset to have. So, I looked into the combined Web Design Combined Degree in the Journalism School, and I now plan on pursuing my Master’s in Web Design following my undergrad graduation in May.

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

Probably, coding. It was my hardest class out of my design classes thus far, and I feel proud to say I can now code HTML/CSS, as this is a huge skillset to have in today’s world.

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

I interned at DeVries Global in New York City this past summer, a beauty/ lifestyle PR Firm. One of the account teams I was assigned to worked for Samsung, and I assisted my team and the client in creating beautifully designed decks, pamphlets, etc., which I only knew how to do based on my graphic design classes. I was able to use Adobe Illustrator to design these pieces, which assisted me greatly in proving myself as an intern.

What are your career aspirations?

I aspire to work in the digital media field of a fashion magazine or designer. Ideally, one day I dream to be the Art Director of a leading fashion magazine.

What accomplishment are you the proudest of achieving?

My biggest accomplishment thus far was landing my internship at DeVries Global last summer. I designed my resume and application in Adobe Illustrator, which I learned from my WDOC classes, which is accredited to my professors for teaching me so much that I can apply in the real world.

Jordan Johnson

Jordan Johnson

Class of May ’17

Gainesville, FL

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