“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music”
I’ve never really stayed in one spot for too long. Instead of getting comfortable in routines, I seek out new experiences and opportunities. I didn’t really fit in in my hometown, so I sought out a new life at the North Carolina School of Science and Math. The new environment was great, but the subject matter just wasn’t me at the end of the day. I kept looking, eventually stumbling upon my love for visual communications and design at the UNC-Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media.
I found my path, but I still challenged myself to seek out new things. New knowledge, new opportunities, and new skills. I explored my interests in the classroom and out. When I finished my major requirements, I decided to spend that extra time pursuing new skills and talents from motion graphics to photography. I pursued my interest in music by beginning a music review series and blog, tying my love for music into my classwork and portfolio in a new way. By always being on the lookout for the next great new adventure, I stay motivated and excited to see what life has to offer.
Over the past year, I’ve been busier than ever. Aside from my music content, I also worked on Envision Carolina – a 53-person student social media campaign. As the leader of the campaign, I had the responsibility of delegating work and planning out the majority of the campaign. I also designed about half of the graphics we posted on our social media, amongst other things.
Now that I’ve graduated, I aim to combine my passion for music with my visual communication skills in the professional world. I want to embed myself in the design & music industries, whether I’d be writing for a magazine like Rolling Stone, designing graphics for music festivals, or documenting the lives of the people who keep the industry alive. Throughout my time at Chapel Hill, I’ve generated a portfolio of projects, music-oriented and otherwise, in my free time and for my classes, and I plan to continue doing this to hone my talents and portray the beauty of music.