Julia

Graphic Designer
San Diego, CA
$ 36.00
/ hour
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I go by Jules. I’m a 21-year-old Graphic Communication student and design enthusiast originally from sunny San Diego. I’m endlessly passionate about graphic design, branding and typography. I value strategic design and how meaningful ideas can become tangible through design. I put intention behind every detail of my work and approach each project with honesty and positive energy. I create thoughtful designs that push aesthetic boundaries. I have an ever-growing interest in designing work that compels people to question, connect and understand. My design style is constantly evolving with inspiration drawn from travel, people, fashion, music and current events. My biggest strengths are my motivation and curiosity. This combination compels me to take creative risks in my designs. I always remain true to myself and avoid compartmentalization. Through design, I can show empathy and communicate an atmosphere that makes people feel something. I aim to spark meaningful conversations that challenge the way others think. I am a very ambitious creator and am determined to make my dreams become my reality.

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Work Experience
Wilde House Paper
Graphic Design Intern
From July 2020 to December 2020
San Luis Obispo, CA
Bathing Culture
Graphic Design Intern
From July 2019 to August 2019
San Francisco, CA
From July 2020 to December 2020
San Luis Obispo, CA
University

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Skills

Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Typography, Illustration, Branding, Marketing

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Tell us why you're the best applicant in under 50 words

You should pick me because I’m eager to contribute to the creation of a better world. Through design, I hope to encourage positive social transformation. I’m convinced that I can bring you just as much as you can bring me; I’d like the chance to prove it to you!

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I go by Jules. I’m a 21-year-old Graphic Communication student and design enthusiast originally from sunny San Diego. I’m endlessly passionate about graphic design, branding and typography. I value strategic design and how meaningful ideas can become tangible through design. I put intention behind every detail of my work and approach each project with honesty and positive energy. I create thoughtful designs that push aesthetic boundaries. I have an ever-growing interest in designing work that compels people to question, connect and understand. My design style is constantly evolving with inspiration drawn from travel, people, fashion, music and current events. My biggest strengths are my motivation and curiosity. This combination compels me to take creative risks in my designs. I always remain true to myself and avoid compartmentalization. Through design, I can show empathy and communicate an atmosphere that makes people feel something. I aim to spark meaningful conversations that challenge the way others think. I am a very ambitious creator and am determined to make my dreams become my reality.

1. What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?

Last fall, I had the opportunity to study abroad and be vulnerable in my embrace of new places, new people and unfamiliar cultures. In the beginning, I struggled to cope with loneliness from missing my family and friends but because of that, I was able to really challenge myself. I believe that change nourishes our growth process, and with this change, always comes new lessons. By testing my boundaries and taking chances, I grew as a person. Abroad, I learned to let go and love, rather than fear, what I don’t understand. I learned to slow down and live in the moment (cliche, I know). I am a completely different person because of this experience.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

I believe that creativity drives innovation. You need creativity to expand your mind, embrace the new, and think differently. To create something new, you must think differently. Good design should innovate, which can only be done through creativity. Good designers consider what they are designing, why, and how the industry and society could benefit from this new concept coming out into the world. We must celebrate creators who think this critically about their innovations so that everyone follows in their footsteps to ensure a more ethically-focused industry.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Leaders need a balance of clarity and creativity to run a successful company. More so than not, people enjoy putting their ideas out in the world and having something to contribute to society, but designers must consider the impact of their designs in order to be successful. While creative freedom is of great importance, structure plays an integral role in problem-solving. I always find people’s enthusiasm and creativity contagious, but as I mature, I find myself yearning for structure and strong leaders who value direction and control. Focused leaders solidify complex concepts, making them easier to understand. This intersection of clarity and creativity ensures artistic imagination is successfully harnessed.

4. You have 30 minutes of free time. What do you do with it?

I journal. I write down creative inspiration, random ideas, poetry or simply whatever’s on my mind. Journaling helps me better understand myself. I also spend a lot of my free time reading. Reading is an escape for me, as is music. Each week, I create curated playlists based off of my moods and interests. These moods often reflect how I feel about what’s going on in the world and have consequently intensified over the past several months. Music inspires and guides my creative choices. It’s important for me to feel as much as I can in order to process my emotions and music is a tool that helps me interpret what I sometimes struggle to understand. I almost always find myself inspired to create designs that express whatever I’m feeling. For me, there’s no better high than feeling inspired and passionate about a project.

5. What is one risky and bold goal in life you have? Or, if you could dedicate your life to solving one problem, what would it be?

I feel strongly about advocating for social justice in the design world. Specifically, I am passionate about gender equity and improving access to mental healthcare. I want to create work that has a positive impact on women and their mental health. I aim to create designs that can better support women struggling with anxiety, depression, and more. It is a dream of mine to open up a women-centered wellness club that serves as a safe space for female-identifying members to indulge in self-care and learn from their fellow community members. With my design skills, I feel lucky that I may one day have the opportunity to create such a place with a curated aesthetic that serves multiple purposes. I believe powerful design can have a massively positive impact on mental health and hope my work will continue to strengthen the role design has in improving mental health, particularly for women. In addition to creating a wellness club, I want to help make the field of graphic design more uplifting and accessible for women of all backgrounds. Female leaders have truly shaped me into the woman I am today and I hope to one day serve as a mentor for aspiring female graphic designers.

6. Explain your creative process

My creative process begins with me researching the subject of a given project. When I begin researching a subject, I am driven by an uplifting energy and passion that carries me throughout my project. I explore the culture of the subject and reflect on how it’s being portrayed in the design world currently. For instance, if I am tasked to design an album cover, I first listen to their music, ask them questions about what inspires them and try to get to know them personally. I then ask myself, what can I do to make my work stand out? How can I communicate a stronger message? How can I make this message accessible and positive for all? When I’m creating, if something isn’t working out, I give myself a little time to be reinspired, then jump back into it.

7. What is the best advice that you have been given?

Challenge yourself, take risks often, and be yourself. I try to implement this way of thinking in everything I do. It keeps me eager to learn and excited for the future. I always work to improve myself. I live by being shamelessly myself in all aspects of my life. I have grown to learn that any thought or idea is worth being expressed, if even to be challenged. Could be a total boof or a success, but regardless, I will learn something. I strongly believe that ideas should always be expressed and questioned because being critical and breaking down barriers closes the gap between different perspectives and facilitates connection with others.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

Creativity is passion. It’s something no one or no thing can take away from you. Everyone has it, no matter how artistic a person may or may not be. Creativity is about thinking outside the box and freely expressing your emotions, experiences, and dreams in the most transparent of ways. It is seeing things in different ways from how you may have once thought they were meant to be seen. It is whatever makes your face light up and your heart skip a beat. Creativity is captivating and something you get lost in. It is the ultimate freedom to be yourself and the very reason I am a graphic designer.

9. What 10 songs are on your favorite playlist right now?

Lights Out, World’s Gone (Bombay Bicycle Club), Jet Black (Anderson .Paak, Brandy), Miss You (The Rolling Stones), Try Hard Fool (The Growlers), Roddy (Djo), Let My Baby Stay (Mac Demarco), Liberated (Leon Bridges, Dej Loaf), Lost In The Light (The Bahamas), In My Life (The Beatles), To Be So Lonely (Harry Styles)

10. How do you want people to remember you?

I want to spark passionate and meaningful conversations. I want to motivate others by offering new ideas and perspectives. My favorite conversations are always thought-provoking and memorable. I want people to walk away from our conversation with a lasting impression.

Have you been convicted of a crime and/or a felony? If so, what was the offense? State the city, country, and date.

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You should select me because

You should pick me because I’m eager to contribute to the creation of a better world. Through design, I hope to encourage positive social transformation. I’m convinced that I can bring you just as much as you can bring me; I’d like the chance to prove it to you!

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

Bio

I go by Jules. I’m a 21-year-old Graphic Communication student and design enthusiast originally from sunny San Diego. I’m endlessly passionate about graphic design, branding and typography. I value strategic design and how meaningful ideas can become tangible through design. I put intention behind every detail of my work and approach each project with honesty and positive energy. I create thoughtful designs that push aesthetic boundaries. I have an ever-growing interest in designing work that compels people to question, connect and understand. My design style is constantly evolving with inspiration drawn from travel, people, fashion, music and current events. My biggest strengths are my motivation and curiosity. This combination compels me to take creative risks in my designs. I always remain true to myself and avoid compartmentalization. Through design, I can show empathy and communicate an atmosphere that makes people feel something. I aim to spark meaningful conversations that challenge the way others think. I am a very ambitious creator and am determined to make my dreams become my reality.

You should pick me becuase

You should pick me because I’m eager to contribute to the creation of a better world. Through design, I hope to encourage positive social transformation. I’m convinced that I can bring you just as much as you can bring me; I’d like the chance to prove it to you!

Why are you interested in this opportunity?

What are you looking to gain from an opportunity like this?

What would be your goals after completing this engagement?

4. How did you hear about wgi?

Share an example of a time you were most motivated and a time you were most demotivated.

In your opinion, what creates a great culture at a company?

What brands and companies do you admire and why?

What do you do to stay sharp and improve your craft?

What’s your favorite quote?

10. If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?

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