Parker

Visual Designer
Dallas, Texas
$ 57.00
/ hour
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Mental curator turned creator—I am obsessed with stories and how they are told visually. In 2021 I will graduate from The University of North Texas with a BFA in Communication Design. During my undergrad, that obsession has grown through means of branding, editorial design, and package design. In 2018 I received the Clampitt Paper Scholarship for outstanding sophomore portfolio. The following year my package design for Edison Coffee Co. was featured in Fellow’s design week, and in 2020 I was recognized by Spotify as a top fan of Drake—7% globally. I believe in interrogating problems to come up with engaging, unique, and useful solutions. In my free time, you can find me daydreaming about a trip to the slopes, nerding out over Russian literature, or curating a banger party playlist.

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Work Experience
Responsive Education Solutions
Creative Intern
2015-2018
Lewisville, Texas
Edison Coffee Co.
Barista
2018-2020
Flower Mound, Texas
2015-2018
Lewisville, Texas
University

What’s a Rich Text element?

The rich text element allows you to create and format headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, images, and video all in one place instead of having to add and format them individually. Just double-click and easily create content.

Static and dynamic content editing

A rich text element can be used with static or dynamic content. For static content, just drop it into any page and begin editing. For dynamic content, add a rich text field to any collection and then connect a rich text element to that field in the settings panel. Voila!

How to customize formatting for each rich text

Headings, paragraphs, blockquotes, figures, images, and figure captions can all be styled after a class is added to the rich text element using the "When inside of" nested selector system.

Skills

Proficient in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro. Experience in photography, videography, web design (WordPress), and graphic design. -Graphis New Talent Annual 2021: Gold Award for ERIS Parfums.-Calmpitt Paper Scholarship for Outstanding Sophomore Portfolio.-Fellow Design Month feature for Edison Coffee Co. Packaging.

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

As I approach the end of my undergrad in design, there is one thing that has become evident—I have a lot to learn. This is the exciting part now. What used to be a daunting exercise of comparison is now an invitation to grow.

Give us your bio in under 500 words

Mental curator turned creator—I am obsessed with stories and how they are told visually. In 2021 I will graduate from The University of North Texas with a BFA in Communication Design. During my undergrad, that obsession has grown through means of branding, editorial design, and package design. In 2018 I received the Clampitt Paper Scholarship for outstanding sophomore portfolio. The following year my package design for Edison Coffee Co. was featured in Fellow’s design week, and in 2020 I was recognized by Spotify as a top fan of Drake—7% globally. I believe in interrogating problems to come up with engaging, unique, and useful solutions. In my free time, you can find me daydreaming about a trip to the slopes, nerding out over Russian literature, or curating a banger party playlist.

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

That’s a hard question—there is no doubt my experience and joinery as a human compared to others may not merit the title “courageous”. Stories of friends come to mind: Those who have come out to their family, those who, against all odds, had a child in the midst of being a full time student and worker, and others who have battled illness and won, some who lost. Amongst these stories I find myself in some way grasping for meaning. While I don’t have a specific story comparable to others, I take it seriously what it means to live openly, wholeheartedly, and practice vulnerability. To be friend, advocate, to practice empathy, to practice honesty—is courageous.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

In my own practice I think of creativity as the flame or pilot light that keeps me interested and excited—a mysterious hunger. Innovation functions as something measurable. It would be impossible to innovate without the freedom to create or "play", but creativity without purpose wouldn't be design.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Companies are communicating a message. It's more than just pretty pictures. The message should be clear for the sake of the stakeholders and customers/users. The creative should catalyze the message.

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

During the pandemic a free thirty minutes has meant going for a walk, popping in a podcast, and reminding myself I am indeed a human being who enjoys the sun on my skin.

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 have always been the "sensitive type". Growing up I didn't have the bandwidth to understand the strength that it is to feel so deeply. I am still learning the importance of emotional intelligence and awareness and it is something I would love to advocate for, especially amongst men.

6. Explain your creative process

When I approach a problem I try to first understand the problem better. Once I feel I have a good grasp on what it is I am trying to solve I allow myself to play and speculate as many solutions as possible. If possible, I try to get these ideas in font of peers and begin to distill the effectiveness of certain concepts into a single solution or message.

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

To see failure as a teacher, not something that decides my value.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

To embrace the mysterious voice within you. To cut through the noise of the world.

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

Oberhofer: Just When You Need Yourself Most Sam Evian: Katie's Rhodes Scruffpuppie: Derogatory Robot Fox Academy: Pretty Ethan Tasch: Zombies Odie: Little Lies Sharon Van Etten: A Crime Cavetown: Juliet FKA Twigs: Home With You Hovvdy: Runner

10. How do you want people to remember you?

Funny, kind, and thoughtful.

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

As I approach the end of my undergrad in design, there is one thing that has become evident—I have a lot to learn. This is the exciting part now. What used to be a daunting exercise of comparison is now an invitation to grow.

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

Mental curator turned creator—I am obsessed with stories and how they are told visually. In 2021 I will graduate from The University of North Texas with a BFA in Communication Design. During my undergrad, that obsession has grown through means of branding, editorial design, and package design. In 2018 I received the Clampitt Paper Scholarship for outstanding sophomore portfolio. The following year my package design for Edison Coffee Co. was featured in Fellow’s design week, and in 2020 I was recognized by Spotify as a top fan of Drake—7% globally. I believe in interrogating problems to come up with engaging, unique, and useful solutions. In my free time, you can find me daydreaming about a trip to the slopes, nerding out over Russian literature, or curating a banger party playlist.

You should pick me becuase

As I approach the end of my undergrad in design, there is one thing that has become evident—I have a lot to learn. This is the exciting part now. What used to be a daunting exercise of comparison is now an invitation to grow.

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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