Rose Ross

Portrait by Eric Orosco

Portrait by Eric Orosco

Why Graphic Design? 
At first when I was in high school I wasn’t really sure if I wanted to go to college. I wasn't interested in science or math or anything like that and I wasn't even sure if I'd be able to go anywhere.  

Then my sister told me about being a Graphic Design major. I already had previous experience because my dad gave me Photoshop when I was nine and I played around with it and thought it was so much fun. Then I learned how to code from like Myspace and Neopets and stuff, so I just loved it. I didn’t even know it was a major. Then my sister told me and I was like, oh, heck yeah! That’s what I’m going to be! 

What’s your favorite thing you’ve ever created? 
With graphic design, it’s kind of hard because, for me at least, you could always make it better. There’s no stopping unless you’ve become satisfied or when you’ve hit your deadline. If I come back to a project, I’m always wanting to make it better. I love most of my projects but I feel like I’m never quite finished with anything. 

What inspires you?
I think honestly my peers inspire me the most because I see them working hard and trying really hard to execute concepts. When I see other people’s stories and how much work they put in or how they’re trying to work with different mediums, I feel inspired to push myself even further. 

If you had 30 seconds to tell your freshman-self something, what would you say?
Go with the flow, don’t try to make things happen, just live in the moment, and try not to stress out so hard about everything because it won’t really matter in the long run. Just work hard. I mean, I worked really hard Freshman year but work harder. 

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