Sabrina

Visual Designer, Aspiring Art Director
Lincoln, Nebraska
$ 41.00
/ hour
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I’m Sabrina Sommer. I’m a multidisciplinary designer who likes to do just about everything and anything. I would describe my design style as loud, experimental elegance. After growing up in Houston, TX, I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to study Graphic Design and Advertising. For me, design can be anything. My main ethos is to learn something new with each project and maintain a sense of play in design.

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Work Experience
InTouch Group - Art Direction Intern
Art Direction Intern
June 2020 - August 2020
New York City, New York (Remote)
Nebraska Young Voters
Art Director
April 2020 - December 2020
Omaha, Nebraska
University Communications for University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Digital Experience Apprentice
June 2020 - August 2020
New York City, New York (Remote)
University

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Skills - Adobe Creative Suite, HTML5/CSS/JavaScript, P5JS Coding Library, Photography, Videography, Some copywriting experience, Audio Editing/Recording, Directing, Cinema4D, Projection Mapping, Installation, PowerPoint, Public Speaking, Leadership, Working RemotelyAwards - Dean’s Distinction Award for Honda Surgery, mixed media projection, 2020 shown in the 34th Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition of the School of Art, Art History & Design. 2020 Hearst Team Multimedia Digital News/Enterprise 2nd Place for art direction and web design work on the multimedia news website “globaleyewitness.org”.Elgas Project Grant recipent for a proposed independent new media installation. Competed against other student proposals. Proposals included a thesis statement, detailed budget, previous portfolio and rendering of proposed project. Awarded max $2000 amount. Nebraska AIGA SHOW 2020 Student Gold Award for In Rainbows lyrical newspaper design. Work was shown and judged at KANEKO Museum of Art in Omaha, NE. 2019 Hearst Multimedia News 3rd place in the national Hearst Journalism Awards for the short documentary “1 of 265: Puerto Rico’s Public Education Crisis”. Nebraska AIGA SHOW Finalist 2019 for two works, 1984 book design and UNL Arts campaign. Work was moved forward to judging and showcased at KANEKO Museum of Art in Omaha, NE.

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

I believe I'm the best applicant because well, I'm kind of addicted to learning. I put my all into learning something new and really dive into the energy that comes from creating work with others. This has caused me to pick up a variety of different skills, and I think this breadth of knowledge sets me apart from others.

Give us your bio in under 500 words

I’m Sabrina Sommer. I’m a multidisciplinary designer who likes to do just about everything and anything. I would describe my design style as loud, experimental elegance. After growing up in Houston, TX, I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to study Graphic Design and Advertising. For me, design can be anything. My main ethos is to learn something new with each project and maintain a sense of play in design.

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

The most courageous thing I’ve ever done was to show up to the Puerto Rican Department of Education alone and 19 with my camera bag in one hand and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the other. Let me explain. When I was 19, I flew to Puerto Rico to make a short documentary about how Hurricane Maria affected public education, and to raise awareness that the government was closing 300 public schools. I didn’t know Spanish. I was thousands of miles away from home. I would spend my days dialing public schools, talking to teachers, playing with students, sneaking into abandoned closed schools and making a documentary on my own. It was crazy when I look back at it, but at the same time it was so easy. All I had to do was put myself out there and make something happen.

2. How are creativity and innovation related?

Innovation is to make something new, and creativity is to express an idea in a new way. They both share the same aspect of the search, the sketching, and the digging. You can’t wake up and innovate something the same way the first creative draft is never the final product. They both feed off of practicing, ideating, and testing. Creativity and innovation do not have a known end. There is no destination in mind, so you might as well embrace the journey. You have to be creative to be innovative.

3. Why do companies need clarity and creativity?

Companies need clarity and creativity to connect others to their message. Clarity needs to be there to communicate the message, and creativity needs to be there to capture an audience’s attention. To spread an idea is what life is all about, and clarity and creativity are the ultimate messengers.

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

30 minutes of free time. I’m taking a walk. Taking a walk and giving myself some time outside of the information overload of the modern world grounds me. It reminds me that the earth is always in flux, and that means so am I. It’s a way for me to come back to something with fresh eyes, and a way for me to observe the world around me.

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?

Being an artist and designer is my risky and bold goal in life. I could have done something else, but I decided that this is what I want to do with my life. And I won’t lie, it isn’t always easy. Sometimes it’s hard, sometimes you get more no’s than yes’s, sometimes things go wrong and you have to solve them, and sometimes people think it’s easier than it really is. But in the end, I wouldn’t trade it for anything. To make my living by sharing my ideas and art is all I could ever ask for.

6. Explain your creative process

reading a lot of books —> finding the bigger concept/message —> checking out library books —> looking at things for inspiration —> illustrator doc with 10+ artboards —> being overwhelmed by that doc and never wanting to open it ever again —> free draw/sketch —> wait I think I have something here —> this reminds me of that one thing I saw let me look at it again —> ok yes this it —> V1 —> V7 —> V11_final_reallyfinalthistime —> printing —> wait that color looks off —> print again —> done

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

The best advice I ever got was from a designer at Pentagram. I asked all sorts of questions about how he just moved to New York and made it work. He told me “the only way to enter the building is to walk right in”. Plagued with imposter syndrome at the time, this struck a chord with me. I realized that all I had to do was try and believe that I could do something. It was about finding the courage to believe that I belong just as much as anyone else does.

8. What is your definition of creativity?

I would define creativity as a spiral dance of researching, ideating, playing, and refining. It’s not linear and it never looks the same twice. Creativity is like being in the eye of a hurricane, ideas and work are happening all around you and yet you have the clear calm focus to follow through with it. It’s beautiful. It has a rhyme and reason, and yet no formula. It’s an energy that you have to embrace.

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

Say Yes - Elliott Smith Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan Freebird ll - Parquet Courts Dreams Tonite - Alvvays World Princess ll - Grimes 15 Step - Radiohead ICU - Phoebe Bridgers Door - Caroline Polachek Somewhere a Judge - Hop Along I Will - Mitski

10. How do you want people to remember you?

I want people to remember me as curious. Curious but, not questioning. To be curious isn’t asking questions to know an answer, but it’s asking questions to provoke thought and to try and understand. I want people to remember me asking “why?” with the light in my eyes and a smile on my face. That’s when I’m most myself.

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

I believe I'm the best applicant because well, I'm kind of addicted to learning. I put my all into learning something new and really dive into the energy that comes from creating work with others. This has caused me to pick up a variety of different skills, and I think this breadth of knowledge sets me apart from others.

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’m Sabrina Sommer. I’m a multidisciplinary designer who likes to do just about everything and anything. I would describe my design style as loud, experimental elegance. After growing up in Houston, TX, I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to study Graphic Design and Advertising. For me, design can be anything. My main ethos is to learn something new with each project and maintain a sense of play in design.

You should pick me becuase

I believe I'm the best applicant because well, I'm kind of addicted to learning. I put my all into learning something new and really dive into the energy that comes from creating work with others. This has caused me to pick up a variety of different skills, and I think this breadth of knowledge sets me apart from others.

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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